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Prada's art foundation set to open in Milan featuring a collaboration with Wes Anderson and Rem Koolhaus

Prada's art foundation set to open in Milan featuring a collaboration with Wes Anderson and Rem Koolhaus

Fondazione Prada reveals opening details

Editor: Buro 24/7

Today the luxury Italian fashion house has revealed that the Fondazione Prada's new Milan venue is scheduled to open on May 9 2015...

Conceived by architect firm OMA and led by Rem Koolhaus, the new Milan venue of the Foundazione expands the repertoire of spatial typologies in which art can be exhibited and showcased with the public. 

The design encompasses pre-exisiting buildings along with three new structures, and is a complete transformation of a former distillery dating back to the 1910's.

Situated in South Milan in Largo Isarco, the new Foundazione stretches over 19,000 square-metres, of which 11,000 is dedicated exhibition space. 

The entrance building will welcome visitors to two new concepts, which have been created through special collaborations: A kids area designed by a group of students from the École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Versailles, and a bar where celebrated director Wes Anderson has recreated the typical mood of Milan cafes.