Fondazione Prada celebrated the opening of its new venue in Milan with a visit by the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Italy's Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini, on May 3. The facility then opened to the public on May 9. Located in Largo Isarco, south of the city center, the new venue was designed by OMA, an international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. The project was led by Rem Koolhaas, Chris van Duijn and Federico Pompignoli. The new venue combines new architecture with the regeneration of an early 20th-century gin distillery that includes warehouses, brewing silos and laboratories along with new buildings surrounding a large courtyard. OMA and its research arm AMO renovated seven buildings and designed three new ones. The facility delivers a 19,000-square-meter campus dedicated to art. Fondazione Prada was established by the eponymous Italian fashion house in 1993 as a cultural organization dedicated to art, cinema and philosophy. The new Milan venue provides the foundation with a permanent exhibition space.

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