All the buildings at the cultural heritage site Bryggen are owned by the Bryggen Foundation and private property owners. The private owners have their own association, Bryggen Private GĂ„rdeierforening (Bryggen association for private tenement owners). The owners are responsible for carrying out restoration and maintenance work. They are also engaged in various business activities and in disseminating the history of Bryggen. Today, the restoration of the buildings adheres to the Cultural Heritage Act and the current guidelines for preservation (see Restoration).

In need of repair. Photo: The Bryggen Foundation