Services in the area

Shopping centre Skanssi

Citizen service centre Monitori

The citizen service centre Monitori functioning on the 2nd floor of the shopping centre Skanssi is a centre combining services by the City of Turku, the Southwest Finland TE Office, Kela, the Police, the register office and the Turku and Kaarina Parish Union.


The area of Skanssi is situated approximately 4 kilometres away from the centre of both Turku and Kaarina, on the border of the two municipalities. The area has good transport connections to Helsingintie and the centre of Turku. You can get to Turku, Kaarina and the Kupittaa station easily by bus.

Schools and day care services

The need for schools and day care services is estimated and the services are planned as the construction process of the area proceeds.

Outdoor activities and exercise

The area of Skanssi is ideal for an outdoor activity and exercise enthusiast. A popular walking route goes through the area, allowing you to head west through Katariinanlaakso to the fitness trail of Ispoinen and Luolavuori. The route going to east leads towards the city all the way to Lehmusvalkama and through the fitness trail of Lauste to the Kaarina Central Sports Park. Exercise possibilities and the need for a sports park will be taken into consideration in the park and green areas of Skanssi.

Energy and waste solutions

A considerable part of the electricity and warm water of the buildings can be produced with sun panels.

A smart grid can be used in the area to improve the efficiency of electricity consumption, to lower the costs and to promote the comprehensive use of electricity in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. By monitoring the daily energy consumption and encouraging the residents to use low emission forms of transport the ecological footprint of the area can be efficiently reduced.

Key points

  • The area is easily accessible by bus.
  • New public and commercial services will be introduced in the area.
  • Direct, pleasant, safe and unobstructed routes to the shopping centre, stops, services and outdoor routes.