The Art wears Prada

Fondazione Prada - architecture

Fondazione Prada

Fondazione Prada is a new art centre which seems to have been risen out of nowhere in Southern Milan. Seven existing distillery buildings and warehouses that since one year ago had the aspect of a wasteland have been restored. They resulted in a new and articulated architectural configuration combining seven existing buildings with three new buildings (a cinema, a gallery, and a tower, still under construction), that now create a complete experience of 19,000 square meters of art.
A modern exhibition space dedicated to contemporary culture and art, Fondazione Prada was created by Miuccia Prada, better known as the fashion designer behind Prada and Miu Miu, and her husband, Patrizio Bertelli.
It features several exhibition spaces housing both temporary and permanent collections and a cozy cafe designed by film director Wes Anderson, named Bar Luce.  With the aesthetic style of a typical Milanese bar from the 50s and 60s, Anderson added some details from the city’s iconic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, as the ‘miniature’ version of the vaulted glass roof of the Galleria.
The bar can be accessed directly from Via Orobia, and is meant to be a hotspot for the general public, as well as a regular neighborhood hangout.

Make sure you pay a visit!



Fondazione Prada
Largo Isarco 2, Milano
+39 02 5666 2611


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