Fondazione Prada was established by the Italian fashion house Prada in 1993 as a cultural organisation dedicated to art, cinema and philosophy.
In May 2015, Prada's art foundation opened its OMA-designed venue located to the south of Milan. Rem Koolhaas' firm renovated several buildings at the former distillery to create the arts centre, cladding one structure in 24-carat gold leaf.
Fondazione Prada continued to stir conversation well into the Hot List year. Images of the art centre and its golden building – which also features a bar designed by legendary filmmaker Wes Anderson – were widely shared to our #milanogram2016 hashtag on Instagram as visitors flocked to the city for its annual design week.
1. Wes Anderson-designed Bar Luce takes its cues from old Milanese landmarks and cafes
2. OMA's Fondazione Prada art centre opens in Milan
3. Dezeen's #milanogram2016 highlights: day five
4. AMO's Fondazione Prada set to open in Milan
5. This week on Dezeen