There are spaces and places that leave me feeling inspired and uplifted, and this was definitely one of them. Fondazione Prada lies in the outskirts of Milano as a permanent cultural complex. The Fondazione Prada was created in 1993 by Miuccia Prada and her husband Patrizio Bertelli as a platform to present modern art, architecture, cinema and philosophy projects. It began as a “mobile” cultural program, but since 2015, they have established a permanent venue in Largo Isarco, Milano.
First of all the entire complex is made up of a mixture of old and new buildings – The original complex was once an old distillery. Now, Rem Koolhaus from OMA has the lead design on the entire architectural complex, which continues to grow. It is a space in which I felt really free and open to roam around, or hang out, and the interior spaces didn’t leave me feeling cramped for space, as a lot of standard museums often do.
I absolutely love a good combination of exceptional art & architecture – it’s so uplifting and inspiring, and leaves me feeling totally energized and excited that such places even exist!
The exhibitions were phenomenal, the vibe was fabulous, and the little cafe was so stunning, I just wanted to spend all day there. If you plan to go to Milano – go check it out, you won’t be sorry. Promise.
All photos were taken by June Liechti-Adamson