The district of Amuri in the immediate vicinity of the city centre of Tampere was originally built during the last three decades of the 19th century as dwellings for industrial workers and their families. These single story wooden buildings were demolished in the early 1960s and gradually, within the next 20 years, replaced by blocks of flats typical of that era. The commission was to study alternative ways of providing modern infill in order to increase the density. The elements possessing historical values, as well as the predominant natural and landscape features had to be preserved and emphasized in order to strengthen the identity of the area. An important aim was to make Amuri more clearly a part of the city centre.