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Italcementi and architecture

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The new Milan venue of Fondazione Prada consists of a redevelopment of an early 20th-century distillery. The architectural elements are made of a special white concrete produced by Italcementi.

Characterised by an architectural configuration that combines seven existing buildings with three new structures, the project is the result of two coexisting conditions: preservation of the old and creation of the new.

The foundation is a multifunctional space, hosting a permanent art collection, a temporary exhibition space, a cinema, and an auditorium.

The choice of materials characterizing the project went through a continuous dialogue between the designer, the company and Italcementi.

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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