During Salone del Mobile, the international furniture fair, Prada unveiled the final space of the Fondazione and opened it to the public.
Designed by Rem Koolhass, Torre is the final addition to the foundation. It further develops the repertoire of different exhibition conditions that together define the architectural vision of the foundation, characterized by a variety of oppositions and fragments.
Each of the nine floors of 60-meters high offers an original perception of the internal environments thanks to a specific combination of three spatial parameters. The external façades are characterized by an alternation of concrete and glass surfaces, which allows exposure from a northern, eastern or western side on the different floors, whereas the top gallery space is exposed to zenithal light. ⠀
A permanent exhibition Atlas will showcase works from the Prada Collection displayed in a sequence of environments incorporating solos and confrontations, created through assonances or contrasts, between artists such as Carla Accardi and Jeff Koons, Walter De Maria, Mona Hatoum and Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, Michael Heizer and Pino Pascali.
There is also a restaurant housing a series of artworks for the likes of Tobias Rehberger and John Wesley along with some furnishings from Philip Johnson’s iconic Four Seasons Restaurant.
Looks like there’s another good reason to visit Milan.