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Building Preservation and Maintenance in Practice
The built heritage of the Baltic Sea Region is rich in architectural styles and influenced from many sources. But there are also common origins. Materials as wood, granite, limestone, iron, and the products made of these, have been used and shipped everywhere in the region. Ideas, knowledge, skills and tools have spread with master builders and craftsmen across the sea.
Good management for the built heritage is highly depending on a continuous demand for traditional materials and skills, i. e. on a sustainable market for trained masons, carpenters, architects, historians, restorers etc. and for the "traditional" building materials and products.
The aims of the working group
Means to achieve the aims
Working group meetings
- A two days seminar, "Managing Building Conservation", on pre-project methodology: investigation, analysis, documentation, technical specification and design in Riga, Latvia, November 2001.
Organizing country: Estonia.
- A two days seminar on the conservation of brick buildings, in Kaunas, Lithuania - exchange of knowledge and experiences. Invited experts from all Baltic Sea countries. Organizing country: Lithuania
- Workshop on timber restoration, choice of timber and repairing methods in Ungurmuiza, Latvia, June 2001.
- Workshop on lime paint, pigments, colours and methods in Sabile, Latvia,
-Workshop on interior painting with traditional paints in Ramava, Latvia, March 2002. Organizing countries: Latvia and Sweden.
- Seminar on "Indoor Climate in Churches - problems and solutions" in the premises of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Riga, November 2004, with lecturers from national institutions, universities and consultancy firms. A report (40 pages) is available below.
Traditional building materials of the Baltic Sea region
This web-site and a film
A documentary film "Kalamaja - the Possibilities of a Wooden Town" was produced in 2001 as an Estonian-Swedish co-operation and awarded a prize by Europa Nostra. The film exists in two versions - 15 minutes and 45 minutes respectively. They may be borrowed. More information from the contact person in each country.