“Milan is a very harsh and impenetrable city, but behind closed doors there are unbelievable creative things, which is the point of making a public place like this that brings that creativity into the light,” the architect Rem Koolhaas says of his zigzagging new tower at the Prada Foundation, which opens during Salone del Mobile this week. The nine-story tower completes Koolhaas’s plans for the 200,000-square-foot site, the city’s largest arts destination, after three years of construction. It vastly expands the foundation’s already-extensive exhibition spaces with new galleries reserved for Miuccia Prada’s private collection of contemporary art, and adds a new restaurant and roof-deck bar to the premises as well.


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