Revitalization of wooden apartments as a tool to deal with shrinkage – case study from Valga

  • Aime Ruus Tallinn University of Technology School of Engineering Tartu College
Keywords: shrinking cities, housing, urban brownfields, urban decline, post-soviet country, energy performance of buildings


Valga is a small shrinking town in South Estonia. The study focuses on the possibilities of solving the problems connected with apartment houses by using the disposition of apartments and improving energy efficiency to meet the contemporary standards of living space and getting buildings in public possession.

Application of the principles of sustainability to architecture, planning, and construction