OMAs Tower for Prada

Irregular Landmark


Rem Koolhaas, Tower for Prada in Milan (Italy)

The Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas has inaugurated the tower that wraps up the Fondazione Prada in Milan. Intended to house the institution’s permanent collection of contemporary works of art, this building rises 60 meters and nine stories, cutting a figure as a new landmark for the outskirts of the northern Italian city. Through variation in the size of the floors, in headroom, and in orientation, the volume goes about adapting to a changing program, which is reflected externally by means of an irregular geometry. Constructed with white concrete, the tower houses exhibition galleries in the first six levels, and the other three stories contain a restaurant, a bar, and a panoramic terrace.

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