The new headquarters of Fondazione Prada opened its doors to the public on May 9, 2015. The 19,000 square- meter complex, of which 12,300 square meters are devoted to public initiatives, is based in Largo Isarco 2, in a former industrial park in south central Milan, on the grounds of a former distillery from the 1910s.
 
The Oma architecture studio consulted with Rem Koolhaas in completing the project. The complex is made up of seven original buildings, including warehouses, laboratories and a silo. A historical building is covered with real gold foil, the vintage “Haunted House” tower, and stands in contrast to the generally drab gray industrial surroundings. Three new structures augment the original complex – a space for temporary exhibitions, a multi-purpose area with a movie theatre, and a tower.
The Fondazione is also home for art collections
The Fondazione is also home for art collections

The Fondazione is home for art collections, most from the 20th and 21st centuries, and is also hosting the temporary “Serial Classic” exhibition (from May 9 through August 24, 2015) focusing on the theme of series-produced and copied classic art, at roughly the same time as the “Portable Classic” exhibition (from May 13 through September 13, 2015) at the Venice Fondazione Prada in Ca' Corner della Regina, presenting reduced-scale reproductions of Renaissance statues. 
 
Il Bar Luce
Il Bar Luce
Also part of the complex is “Il Bar Luce,” a reproduction of a typical 1950s Milanese café, designed by film director Wes Anderson. 
 
Designer Miuccia Prada commented: “We wanted to create different spaces, small and big, flexible and experimental, in order to be free to experience. Art is a means for expressing our ideas, but we will also use others.” And continued: “Culture has to be attractive. It is not made for showing off, it is not a frill. Culture is deeply and intimately essential for your growth. It helps you in living and understanding your world.”