Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning
The Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning is an inspiring facility equipped to promote and support design education in the 21st Century.
The main home for the schools and colleges programme. Natural daylight, sinks, a workbench, AV and inspiring displays will ensure that this practical making space supports a wide variety of taught activity. 115 metres square and capacity for up to 40 learners.
The Common Room is a lunch and storage space for visiting groups, and is also open for families to use at weekends and during school holidays. 97 metres square.
The Ulm and Bauhaus Seminar Rooms can be combined into one space or divided into separate rooms to accommodate flexible learning situations. They are equipped with integrated audio visual facilities and a hearing induction loop. 51 metres square and 62 meters square respectively, and capacity for up to 60 learners.
The Design Studio is a studio space to complement the Creative Workshop and supports computer-based design and digital making. 93 metres square.
Swarovski Foundation was set up in 2013 to pursue charitable goals to honour the philanthropic spirit of Daniel Swarovski, who founded the crystal business in 1895.
Since then, five generations of the Swarovski family have reinforced the company’s commitment to philanthropy and charitable giving with the mission to build on this heritage by supporting charitable initiatives and organisations working in three areas:
– Fostering creativity and culture by promoting the arts, advancing education, supporting cultural institutions and innovative projects with cutting-edge talent
– Promoting wellbeing, supporting initiatives on women’s empowerment, access to health and education and assisting the advancement and development of young people and communities
– Conserving natural resources through water sustainability and environmental projects to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment
The Swarovski Foundation Board of Trustees is chaired by Marisa Schiestl-Swarovski.