Water Design 2015, the appointment with design dedicated to water, hosted in the marvelous setting of the Castello Sforzesco and in the best showrooms in the city, moves to Milan on the occasion of the Expo.
Now in its fifth edition, Water Design from 2 to 11 October brings the projects and installations of the best international designers and architects to the heart of the city of Milan and opens the doors of the showrooms of the main companies in the sector, with the aim of promoting and communicating design to an increasingly wider audience of professionals, operators and enthusiasts. In conjunction with the Water Festival, the biennial event created to promote and debate the major issues related to the availability, distribution and correct use of water.
The Parade Ground, The main court Castello Sforzesco, will host the important Water Festival, while the Rocchetta courtyard and Ducal Court will be the setting for the installations of Water Design 2015 and will host, respectively, the two research themes of this edition. The first, water as an asset to be protected from waste for a more conscious and sustainable use and, the second, water as a source of well-being for the body and mind.
Two very topical issues that invite us to reflect on the theme of water as a source of life and of which we must reduce waste, but also the value of the project as a qualifying act to give quality to the built space: a symbolic message rich in contents to stimulate the public to reflect on the value of what surrounds us both from the point of view of the natural and artificial world.
The beautiful Ducal Court, with its large central pool, the garden and the porch in the background, refers in a spontaneous and almost natural way to a situation of relaxation and pleasure for the body and mind, it will be here that Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel they will create their installation: a design intervention that will have to tell the relationship between water and well-being, a contemporary interpretation that knows how to dialogue with the architecture of the past.
The Rocchetta courtyard will instead be dedicated to the theme of living and everyday life, emphasizing the importance of water as a source of life and a resource to be protected.
Three different housing suggestions, made by Piero Lissoni, Ferruccio Laviani e Patricia Urquiola, will raise public awareness by showing how through an alternative way of thinking, designing and building the inhabited space, it is possible not to waste the water we consume every day.
The three installations will be related to each other through a large garden, created by Green Italy Network, capable of regenerating waste water, thus avoiding waste and recovering over 70% of the water used.
The installations of the Castle will be the starting point to deepen the stimuli received and start exploring the path in the city through the showrooms of the best companies in the sector where every day of the event it will be possible to discover and touch the products and design objects, the innovations and research related to the theme of water.