The project was a plan for the development of the service centre of Tahkokangas suburb and its surroundings into a residential area for about 2500 inhabitants. Two alternative plans were presented at the early sketch scheme phase. One of them was based on a dense urban area clearly separated from the rest which thus managed to save a lot of the existing natural forest. The other was more of a sequence of spaces created by the streets that meandered in accordance with the contours of the site. In both plans the active central park, situated in the middle of the composition, formed the major element of the ensemble. The latter of the two alternatives was chosen as the starting point and a lot of attention was subsequently paid to creating novel ideas for small scale housing types.