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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

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

  • timber frames from the 17th century on

  • mainly neo-renaissance townscape


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.


19881998


1960’s


1960’s


2007


2007


  • 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


1960


OK or Not?

1990


1890

1898

1962

2003


History destroyed?


1923


1944


2007


Thank You!


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