Protection of buildings

The medieval stone church on the banks of the Espoonjoki River, the fabled Träskända Manor with its parks and the unique garden city of Tapiola – the landscape built in Espoo is diverse and shows the building styles of different eras.

In general, the building stock in Finland is very young in European terms: 70% of our housing stock has been built after the Second World War. In order to be able to live and work in buildings of different ages in the future, the museum is working to ensure that buildings worthy of preservation are protected. For building protection work, KAMU Espoo City Museum conducts studies and surveys of Espoo’s building stock and cultural environment. 
You can contact KAMU when you need information on the cultural history of buildings and building protection or renovation advice related to protected buildings. Contact preferably by e-mail: kulttuuriymparisto@espoo.fi.

Grant application

The museum also provides guidance on grants for the renovation of valuable buildings and monitors their use. The Finnish Heritage Agency and Uusimaa ELY Centre award grants annually for the restoration and maintenance of buildings of cultural historical significance. 
Read more about Built cultural environment on Finnish Heritage Agency website(external link).

Contact preferably by e-mail: kulttuuriymparisto@espoo.fi

or
Marja Pitkämäki (former Sahlberg)
Curator
architect Cultural environment, architectural-historical research, supervision of restoration
Tel. +358 43 824 7331