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Ändrad användning av stationshus: fallet Ormaryds station – ett stationshus med betydande kulturvärden
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Acquiring a former station building can mean that the property owners must familiarize themselves with a lot of planning and building regulations. After the new Planning and Building Act code into force in 2011, the responsibility lie on the developer to ensure laws and regulations. Based on the regulatory framework that is available occurs sometimes balance issues, between care requirements and building codes. 

The station building in Ormaryd was acquired in 2009 by two individuals who intended to accommodate office and retail space in the building. In doing so a new local plan of the area was established, including regulations on how the building could be used. By including road safety and noise, the risk was not considered appropriate to use the station building for housing. The new local plan classed the building with a “capital Q”, which meant that the building's cultural value shall be cared for. From an architectural documentation was an enriching story told that could clarify the many values of the building and its surrounding environment. The building is still an important symbol of the district, although it is no longer used for railway operations.  

The long process that was followed by the change of use of the station featured everything from planning application, for consultation and preparation of documentation and fire control plan. It proved to be a complicated way, which largely came to touch on issues concerning accessibility, fire and ventilation. The owners themselves have been very interested in preserving the existing building and seen its values, therefore Ormaryd’s station may be altered in a gentle way, although results have not yet seen the light of day. It is proven that careful restorations can meet building codes, which this thesis will demonstrates. It will not only show the presumed change, it will also show other options. To avoid entirely the loss of cultural values when adapting a building is almost impossible but interventions can be minimized and additions made reversible.

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2012. , 71 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-1633OAI: diva2:575253
Subject / course
Cultural Heritage Preservation
Educational program
Building Conservation Program
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-12-11 Created: 2012-12-08 Last updated: 2013-07-01Bibliographically approved

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