Natural stone in city buildings - history of stone construction in south-east Finland and St. Petersburg

The project will study history and advantages of using local stone in construction in the project area. The use of natural stone in construction has long tradition in the largest cities of the area, especially in ST. Petersburg and Helsinki. The main topic of the project is to study durability of natural stone in the city environments.

An analysis of future needs of natural stone (qualities and quantities) in reconstruction and construction in the southern Finland and St Petersburg regions will be carried out.

The entrance of The National Museum of Finland

Stone constructions near the King’s gate in the sea fortress Suomenlinna

Stone construction in Vyborg, Russia

Stone construction of channels in St. Petersburg

This project is co-funded by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland