The houses and courtyards in Luostarinmäki illuminate the way of living in the 18th and 19th centuries. The very first inhabitants built small dwellings which were later extended to include extra rooms and outhouses.
The only way into the courtyard was through a gate that had a sign above it indicating the address of the house in question. However, not all streets had names or the houses addresses before the fire of 1827 in Turku. The only information as to which address you were in, was the name of the quarter and the number of the plot.
The responsibility of Building Control is to grant building permits and to monitor the legality of building. Tasks include preventing unauthorized building, monitoring the appropriate condition and cityscape of built environments, and supervising that areas are used according to plans.
Building Control is managed by the Director of Building Control Reima Ojala, who acts as building inspector as stipulated by section 20 of the Land Use and Building Act.
The Building and Permit Committee acts as the building control authority, as stated in the land use and building law, and organises the guidance, councelling and supervision of building in the Turku region. It also acts as the municipal supervising authority as stated in the law of maintenance and public sanitation of streets and some other common use areas.
The committee has 13 members and there is a personal alternate for each of them.
Looking for a site or premises for your business?
The City of Turku has vacant industrial and office sites suitable for businesses. The mode of assigning may be chosen; either a purchase or rent. A building obligation will be put on the site based on negotiations.
Vacant sites of the Turku region may be browsed with the business sites search tool. You may apply for industrial and business sites with a free-form application without deadlines. The duration of the application processing is case specific.
Applications and enquiries may be sent to: