The buildings formerly comprised a shipyard, built in gorgeous brick, with a lot of windows, and are surrounded by new homes, shops, restaurants, hotels, museums and not least many offices that bring a high number of daily commuters to the area.
Solsiden is known for its fantastic location at the heart of Trondheim, and for being a bright and appealing centre. The centre has a large parking garage which makes Solsiden an attractive centre also for people who do not live nearby. There is much life and energy at Solsiden all year. The concert stage outside in the summer and an ice rink in the winter attracts people from all over Trondheim.