07 October 2015

Water Design 2015 - Installations at Castello Sforzesco Milan

For the great occasion of EXPO 2015 and in partnership with Water Festival, the 5th edition of Water Design is launched in Milan. Water Design will present in the hearth of the city, installations designed by internationally acclaimed architects and a City Itinerary through the showrooms of some of the most notable design brands. Inside the wonderful courtyards of Castello Sforzesco, the installations invite us to reflect on water as a source of life and how to use it responsibly. They also call attention to the value of design for the improvement of the quality of our life with regard to the most important resource of our planet.

At the Piazza d’Armi, the main courtyard of Castello Sforzesco in Milan, will host the important Water Festival, while the Cortile della Rocchetta and the Corte Ducale shall be the scenery of the exhibition Water Design 2015, and host, respectively, two different themes. First, water as good to be protect from waste for a more conscious and sustainable use, second, water as a source of well-being for body and mind.

The beautiful Corte Ducale, with its large central pool, the garden and the porch in the background, refer spontaneously and almost naturally to a situation of relax and pleasure of body and mind, In this extraordinary environment of the installation by Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel, “Clear Sweet Fresh Water”. The Courtyard of the Rocchetta is dedicated to the theme of living and everyday life, highlighting the importance of water as a source of life and a resource to be protected.

Three different living suggestions, made by Piero Lissoni, Ferruccio Laviani and Patricia Urquiola, sensitize the public showing through an alternative way of thinking, design and build the living space, you can’t waste the water we consume everyday. The three installations Waterway (Piero Lissoni), Glam Recycling (Ferruccio Laviani), CasAcqua (Patricia Urquiola) are related to each other through Water Garden, the garden created by Green Italia Network, a charming green space that wants to represent symbolically what you can do to recover the water that we all throw away daily.


CORTE DUCALE | Antonio Citterio – Patricia Viel

CORTILE DELLA ROCCHETTA | Ferruccio Laviani | Piero Lissoni | Patricia Urquiola | Green Italia Network

Castello Sforzesco di Milano, 2 – 11 ottobre 2015

© Photos – Simone Furiosi