Last spring, the Fondazione Prada unveiled its new permanent Milan venue, conceived by architecture firm OMA, led by Rem Koolhaas. Koolhaas’ firm has converted a century-old distillery in into a new arts centre for Fondazione Prada, featuring a “haunted house” clad in 24-carat gold leaf and a cinema camouflaged by mirrors. .OMA and its research arm AMO renovated seven buildings at the complex in Largo Isarco, southern Milan, and designed three new ones to accompany them – a cinema and gallery that are already complete, and a tower that is still under construction. The old factory buildings and warehouses were upgraded with new finishes and fenestration, while the additional structures were designed to suggest a similar industrial character, despite being built using modern materials and techniques.
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