The site-allocation competition for the central blocks of the Viikinmäki housing area was held in 2006. The aim was to create a Finnish interpretation of Mediterranean hill towns and to develope new ways of building with stone and concrete. The scheme introduced a way of connecting the buildings to the ground with similar materials and textures and thus won all the four different blocks of the competition. The construction of the first blocks is due to start in 2010. The total floor area of the four blocks is 10000 m2.