OMA Added a Tower to the Fondazione Prada Complex in Milan

 - Mar 6, 2018
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Torre is the name of a white and skinny concrete gallery tower by Rem Koolhaas' firm that has been added to the complex Fondazione Prada in Largo Isarco, Southern Milan. The structure is one of three and its purpose is to house a contemporary art collection. The gallery tower has a curious shape with a hint for abstraction in the positioning of the sizable windows, as well as the angular slots that are carved within the structure. At 60 meters tall, it has "an irregular geometry that makes it appear to shift in shape when viewed from different angles."

The Fondazione Prada is located within an industrial complex in the former gin distillery district. The newly added gallery tower and the historic value of the older buildings creates a nice balance between aged and regenerated.