Building maintenance and physical planning

Both individual houses and entire environments are our area of work - everything from 1970s villas to 18th century mansions, urban and rural environments, ordinary buildings and unusual, residential and industrial areas, churches and park environments, castles and outbuildings.

Kalmar County Museum's building antiquarians have special knowledge of older houses, buildings and environments and are specialists in cultural values. We enable cultural values to be developed, used and preserved when cities and communities change, when older areas are to be used in new ways and when individual buildings are to be changed or restored. With our collective competence and with cultural values as a resource, we contribute to a sustainable society and to well-designed living environments that give us people well-being, experiences and security.

We are active in southeast Sweden but also carry out some assignments in Kronoberg and Blekinge counties. Private individuals, major property owners (private and public), municipalities, authorities, associations and church pastorates are our main partners and customers.

Examples of what we do:

  • municipal cultural environment programs, consultation body for municipal general plans, detailed plans etc.
  • cultural-historical knowledge and planning data, eg cultural-historical investigations
  • antiquarian participation (Cultural Environment Act)
  • inspections, consultations
  • documentation, proposals for measures, eg color schemes, designs
  • expert regarding cultural values in connection with building permit matters (Planning and Building Act)
  • building inventories for municipalities and major property owners
  • impact assessments, endurance and sensitivity assessments, national interest impact
  • care programs and care and maintenance plans for, for example, architectural monuments, churches and cemeteries
  • building care fairs, movies, podcasts
  • city walks, lectures, trainings

Our work area is broad, but we always put cultural values in focus together with the people we meet! Welcome to get in touch and we will help with your question!