1.         Røros Mining Town and the Circumference (Norway) (C 55bis)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1980

Criteria  (iii)(iv)(v)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/55/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/55/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/55/

Information presented to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee in 1994

In 1993, in collaboration with ICOMOS-Norway and ICCROM, the national authorities monitored the sites of Bryggen and Roros, both situated in an urban context where the risk of uncontrolled property development is high.

ICOMOS evaluated: the development of the sites to see if their qualities are still preserved; present local and national plans which might affect the future evolution of the sites, to see if they strengthen or weaken the qualities of the site; the need for and possibility of enlarging the World Heritage sites; in Bryggen to create a buffer zone around the existing site and enclose parts of the harbour and cityscape significant for the understanding of the historical context of Bryggen; in Roros to create a site which also may include the surrounding landscape, referring to the World Heritage Committee's emphasis on the cultural landscape aspect.

The resulting reports emphasized the need: i) to integrate the cultural heritage dimension in the planning process and local decision-making; ii) to strengthen the division of responsibilities between central and local governments and private owners; iii) for systematic monitoring as a part of the day-to-day management of the sites, with regular inspections and a coherent maintenance strategy. All treatments and changes to the monuments should be carefully documented and systematically stored.

As a result, the recommendations of the ICOMOS-Norway review will form a basis for the future management of the two sites. Measures have already been taken to allocate larger financial resources to ensure improved management of the sites.

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1994


Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM


Draft Decision