Background of ProNatMat

IMG_0076Turku Univeristy of Applied Sciences (TUAS) and Information centre for Sustainable Renovation (SRIK) have made preliminary studies in its natural material and restoration centre -projects.

Results addressed that promoting the use of natural material know-how is needed and actors in this branch are willing to develop themselves and services.

When the funding program called Central Baltic Interreg IV Programme 2007-2012 opened, TUAS gathered partners from Finland and Estonia to implement common interests concerning on natural materials.

The fact is that lots of natural materials are imported from far-off lands though suitable materials are available in our immediate surroundings.  Almost all natural material products are made outside Europe. It seemed to be necessary to increase the use of local natural materials because they are ecological and renewable, but also esthetic. Especially in bad economic situation, the use of local natural materials supports the employment and courages people to do with their own hands.

The natural material know-how is a part of cultural heritage which should be maintained and transferred to next generations. In Finland and Estonia, the natural material know-how is strong and traditional. Because of the different history and other background there are variations in using the natural materials between these two countries and this forms a fertile ground for a joint project.

Background of ProNatMat

IMG_0076Turku Univeristy of Applied Sciences (TUAS) and Information centre for Sustainable Renovation (SRIK) have made preliminary studies in its natural material and restoration centre -projects.

Results addressed that promoting the use of natural material know-how is needed and actors in this branch are willing to develop themselves and services.

When the funding program called Central Baltic Interreg IV Programme 2007-2012 opened, TUAS gathered partners from Finland and Estonia to implement common interests concerning on natural materials.

The fact is that lots of natural materials are imported from far-off lands though suitable materials are available in our immediate surroundings.  Almost all natural material products are made outside Europe. It seemed to be necessary to increase the use of local natural materials because they are ecological and renewable, but also esthetic. Especially in bad economic situation, the use of local natural materials supports the employment and courages people to do with their own hands.

The natural material know-how is a part of cultural heritage which should be maintained and transferred to next generations. In Finland and Estonia, the natural material know-how is strong and traditional. Because of the different history and other background there are variations in using the natural materials between these two countries and this forms a fertile ground for a joint project.