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Old Rauma. Ulla Räihä, MScArch Kuldiga 12.9.2007. The heart of the town. Lively and authentic inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list 1991 as an outstanding example of well preserved wooden town 28 hectares 600 buildings 800 inhabitants CBD – more than 200 shops medieval features

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Old rauma

Old Rauma

Ulla Räihä, MScArch

Kuldiga 12.9.2007


Old rauma

The heart of the town


Old rauma

Lively and authentic

  • inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list 1991 as an outstanding example of well preserved wooden town

  • 28 hectares

  • 600 buildings

  • 800 inhabitants

  • CBD – more than 200 shops

  • medieval features

  • timber frames from the 17th century on

  • mainly neo-renaissance townscape


Old rauma

1682

  • Since 1682 Rauma has not suffered from a major fire.

  • The oldest town survey from 1698 – 1710 shows the results of rebuilding following the fire. The street network, the plot names and locations in this survey are much the same as today.


Old rauma

19881998


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1960’s


Old rauma

1960’s


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2007


Old rauma

2007


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  • OLD RAUMA

  • RENOVATION CENTRE

  • - founded in 1995

  • - owned by the town of Rauma

  • practical instructions and advice

  • lectures and courses

  • bank of spare parts

  • started as NGO in 1960’s


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1960


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OK or Not?

1990


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1890

1898

1962

2003


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History destroyed?


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1923


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1944


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2007


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Thank You!


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