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Taking Joy in Responsible Design

The School of Technology and Design (HFTG) is working with its students to find new, innovative ways of cooling public spaces. Under the project title ‘Taking Joy in Responsible Design’, they are configuring an urban cooling system that can capture wind, provide shade, or disperse water. Using new technology, the project aims to create a space where visitors can feel comfortable under intense sunlight, so that they can continue enjoying the city. In a world where climate patterns are becoming more extreme because of human impact, projects such as this seek to find a balance for the environment and human comfort. Students are showcasing their innovative research and development by addressing issues surrounding public spaces and simultaneously demonstrating the joy found within responsible design.





  • Silvan Arquint
  • Christina Bättig
  • Daniel Bieri
  • Ramon Büchler
  • Tim Christen
  • Andri Clalüna
  • Roman Dietlicher
  • Jana Egli
  • David Förster
  • Fabio Piccinni


  • Markus Hostettler
  • Beate Gau
  • Julian Wassem
  • Andreja Torriani

It was a pleasure to welcome you to the House of Switzerland Milano 2024!

See you next year at the Milano Design Week! Save the date: 7.–13. April 2025

What’s all about?

At the 2025 Milano Design Week, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Presence Switzerland will once again showcase the wealth of Swiss-related talents from the world of contemporary design.Under the theme of “Collaboration” and how it nurtures design, the collective exhibition will bring together emerging designers, studios, universities, brands, and galleries.

While giving a physical platform to the Swiss design industry, the initiative seeks to give visibility and connect its players with the international design industry.

Do you want to join the 2025 edition?

The Open Call for projects will open at the end of Summer. Just as the previous years, the selection will be curated by an external jury.

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Corso Garibaldi 89/A
Via Tommaso da Cazzaniga
20121, Milano, IT

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