The move across town takes place in the summer of 2013. Machines are dismantled and reassembled at the new address in the Textile Fashion Center. Students, researchers and staff at the Swedish School of Textiles will have four of the storeys at their disposal in the magnificent factory building, which has been rebuilt to become a modern meeting place well suited for the various activities of the textile and fashion business.
– The Textile Fashion Center is a foundation for better collaboration as the buildings will allow the business community and academia to meet on common ground. It will become a manifestation of the collaborations we have already established with for example the business community, Erik Bresky says.
Since 1989, the Swedish School of Textiles has resided in another building which also has fine old traditions from the golden age of textile manufacturing in Borås, namely Algot’s in Bryggaregatan. One effect of moving to the Textile Fashion Center is that the School comes closer to the rest of the University of Borås, creating a unified campus. Decreasing the geographical distance to the other School will in turn facilitate the works of an interdisciplinary nature already initiated by the Swedish School of Textiles.
– Moreover, the Swedish School of Textiles has expanded rapidly over the past few years and we will finally have buildings and spaces adapted to all of our activities. One new feature is the polymer research laboratory together with the School of Engineering, which strengthens technical research at the University.
The Swedish School of Textiles closes the doors to its current address in Bryggaregatan on the 9th of June and opens again at the Textile Fashion Center on the 1st of August.
Vision images: Sweco, DTH Arkitekter AB
The Textile Fashion Center is a unique creative arena. A place for science, culture, innovation, and trading and a meeting place for people, knowledge and business. The goal of the Center is to consolidate investments in the textile cluster in the Borås region and to develop collaborations at the regional level in West Sweden. The creative collaboration between the business community, academia, municipalities and other parts of society will contribute to continued sustainable growth in the area and create an excellent foundation for future development.
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17th of October – a day for specially invited guests and the press
18th of October – a day for all staff and students at the University of Borås
19th of October – a day for the public
Today it is exactly 30 years since the Swedish School of Textiles became part of the University of Borås. This is celebrated in an anniversary book telling the story of the development the textile educations have undergone over the years. The anniversary book, Kunskapens trådar (Threads of Knowledge), is written by Annie Andréasson as an interview and will be released in connection with the opening of the new buildings of the Swedish School of Textiles in the Autumn of 2013.