About the project
The Ministry building adjacent to the Parliament is historically significant but needed to undergo restoration due to a failing substrate. The exterior dimensional stone façade was being held in place with surface fasteners. The goal was to keep Greenland marble on the exterior but replacing it with newly mined material was not an option as the quarry closed in the 1920s.
The existing Greenland marble was removed from the exterior and shipped to Texas where it was fabricated into StoneLite® panels. Lightweight stone plugs were manufactured to insert into the holes created by the surface fasteners. Some corner panels required a fixed curved and were fabricated to a radius of 11’-1” and 7’-9”.