Renovation as a threat for the identity and integrity of Karjasilta Area

Soikkeli, Anu, Suikkari, Risto and Reinikainen, Kalle (2008) Renovation as a threat for the identity and integrity of Karjasilta Area. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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The historical and cultural values of the postwar reconstruction period housing areas have been officially noticed just quite recently in Finland. At the same time the popularity of these areas has increased. It is feared that technical alterations of the old buildings will disrupt the uniformity and destroy the identity of these neighbourhoods. The Karjasilta neighbourhood in Oulu functions as a pilot area of the study. In the beginning of 2008, a structured resident survey was launched as a part of a new research project, Karjasilta as a residential environment and cultural milieu. The aim is to shed light on the qualities and values of both the physical and social environments - scale, materials and social factors.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Soikkeli, Anu
Suikkari, Risto
Reinikainen, Kalle
Languages: English
Keywords: residential areas; reconstruction; renovation; identity
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 04. Groups of buildings
D.URBANISM > 02. Urban planning
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Karjasilta, Oulu, Finland
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2010 14:10
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:11
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