Conceived by designer Miuccia Prada and architect Rem Koolhaas, this museum is as innovative and creative as the minds that gave it shape. Seven renovated buildings and three new structures have transformed a dilapidated former brandy factory into 19,000 sq m of exciting, multilevel exhibition space. The buildings, including a four-storey Haunted House tower clad in gold leaf, work seamlessly together, presenting some stunning visual perspectives.
Inside, temporary and permanent exhibits fill the diverse spaces that finally allow for the display of the foundation’s extensive contemporary collection, which includes pieces by Anish Kapoor, Louise Bourgeois, Francesco Vezzoli and Nathalie Djurberg. Film screenings, performances and events are also part of the cultural program.
Almost as popular as the exhibits is the Wes Anderson–designed cafe, Bar Luce, with its wallpapered walls and ceiling, and 1950s-inspired interior furnished with jukebox, pinball machines and rows of candy jars.