© Image courtesy of Fondazione Prada
The new Milan venue for contemporary art
Located in Largo Isarco 2, Fondazione Prada is housed in a complex that was used as a distillery for several years. Architectural firm OMA, co-founded by Rem Koolhaas, took over the place and completely transformed it to come up with what is now Fondazione Prada. The complex now boasts a huge collection of contemporary arts.
The complex consists of four buildings divided into in three categories: a multifunctional auditorium, an exhibition space and a nine-story tower holding all the collections of Prada. Fondazione Prada covers an area of about 19,000 sq.m.
Miuccia Prada, the granddaughter of Mario Prada, and her husband Patrizio Bertelli started the museum in 1993 with the aim to provide a platform for supporting and promoting contemporary art, architecture, and cinema as well as philosophy projects. You would find the place delightful because it is interesting from both inside and outside. There is also a special kids zone that has been designed by the students of the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles.