Wallpaper Magazine called it the best new public building of 2015. I had a chance to stop by the Fondazione Prada recently and I can see why.
Even though the contents of the building, a myriad of art installations, didn’t really register with me, the certainty architecture did. The museum is a marriage of a former industrial space with and modern additions, and even if this seems to be a bit of a trope these days, it didn’t feel it.
With long sweeping mirrored walls, stark courtyards and, of course, the giant gold tower, Fondazione Prada feels sort of other-worldly, totally european, and like an utterly contemporary space. It doesn’t feel that it’s trying too hard to be anything, which likely means it will hold up to the test of time nicely.