Water Design 2015, he moved to Milan at the Expo the appointment with the design theme of water, housed in the beautiful setting of the Castello Sforzesco and the best showroom in the city.
Now in its fifth Water Design edition from 2 to 11 in October, it brings the projects and installations of the best international designers and architects to the heart 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 ever-widening audience of professionals, operators and enthusiasts. Coinciding with the Water Festival, the biennial event created to promote and discuss the major issues related to the availability, distribution and proper use of water.
The Parade Ground, The main court Castello Sforzesco, will host the important Water Festival, while the Rocchetta courtyard and Ducal Court they will be the setting for the Water Design 2015 installations and will host, respectively, the two survey themes of this edition. The first, water as a good to be protected from waste for a more conscious and sustainable use and, secondly, water as a source of well-being for the body and the mind.
Two very topical subjects that invite us to reflect on the theme of water as a source of life and whose waste we must reduce, but also the value of the project as a qualifying act to give quality to the built space: a symbolic message full of contents to stimulate the public to reflect on the value of what surrounds us both from the point of view of the natural and the artificial world.
The beautiful Corte Ducale, with its large central basin, the garden and the portico in the background, refers spontaneously and almost naturally to a situation of relaxation and pleasure of body and mind, it will be here that Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel they will realize their installation: a design intervention that will narrate 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 safeguarded.
Three different housing suggestions, made by Piero Lissoni, Ferruccio Laviani e Patricia Urquiola, will sensitize the public showing how, through an alternative way of thinking, planning 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 begin to explore the route in the city through the showrooms of the best companies in the sector where every day of the event will be possible to discover and touch the products and design objects, the innovations and research related to the theme of water.