Specified landmark architecture

Many landmark architectures exist in Otaru, and fisherman's house, warehouse, store, restaurant, temple, church, banks become a great variety of for building use. The highest technique at the time and refined design are made on these buildings and are appreciated as superior cultural heritage.
 In Otaru-shi, we established "Otaru-shi landmark architecture and the scenery district conservation regulations" in 1983 (Showa 58) and appointed 31 "landmark architectures".
 Furthermore, we performed field survey of landmark architecture targeting at whole city to dissolve the previous regulations progressively in 1992 (Heisei 4), and to establish "urban development urban environment law that we made use of history and nature of Otaru" in to plan maintenance of general cityscape, and to make basic information to plan preservation of these valuable buildings.
 We consigned investigation to Architectural Institute of Japan Hokkaido Branch, and "Otaru-shi landmark architecture field survey Committee" was organized by the branch office.
 By the first investigation, we chose among thing precious in history of building and local historic background in consideration of important thing and we mainly divided into structure, roof, nine items including outer wall from the situation of the appearance and checked materials or style. Building which became a target these was 2,357. By the second investigation, we elected main 508 from this house and performed hearing investigation or in-house investigation and carried out information about history and features, designer collection of building.
 It receives report from scenery council after these investigations, and it registers thing which you should keep in good condition as "Otaru-shi registration landmark architecture", and it is "Otaru-shi-designated landmark architecture" that, of these, appointed to hotness and others with the approval of various places of owner.


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