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Specially adapted city walk in Rjukan

The city walk is intended as an experience of, and introduction to, Fabrikkbyen Rjukan. NIA has tried out several variants of city walking with a focus on two or more pillars in Rjukan - Notodden Industrial Heritage.
Byvandring i Rjukan
Byvandring i Rjukan.Foto: Hilde Skjølingstad Widvey/NIA

The city walk is intended as an experience of, and introduction to, Fabrikkbyen Rjukan and the systematic design work carried out by Sam Eyde’s engineers and architects between 1907 and 1917. The cultural monuments associated with the industry at Rjukan and Notodden by the power plants and power production , housing construction and the establishment of urban communities, as well as large-scale industrial construction were to be constructed and become a reality simultaneously. The establishment of Hydro in Vestfjorddalen was the pure Klondyke. In 1914, Rjukan received a request for technical regulation from the country’s authorities. The totality of the project, and that it still appears intact, has put the facility on the UNESCO World Heritage List per. July 5, 2015.

City plan

The tremendous industrial promise was also to take place with satisfied and taken care of workers according to modern ideas about quality of life and mutual benefit between employee and company manager. The city plan was great and thoughtful, the homes should have modern comfort. The worker who came to Rjukan encountered an idea that a clear framework for working hours and free hours would benefit both parties. However, a common platform for mutual enjoyment did not come overnight. Hard markings and demonstrations took place during the construction period.

The mediator has had the opportunity to use the railway, the factory area, Flekkebyen, Rjukan center and Ingolfsland and Tveito districts to meet the needs of different groups. The program can be adapted to the objects’ request and evaluated continuously.

Upon request