Extracted from Meet Me in Milan.
In a slightly shabby, out of the way corner of the city, this contemporary art space is both luxurious and bleak. Designed by Rem Koolhas, it is vast – 205,000 square foot – comprising restored industrial buildings on top of which are new structures, including a tower clad in gold leaf, housing Prada’s own collection. The rest of it is given over to temporary exhibitions, and to Bar Luce, a delightful green and pink homage to Italian cafés of the 1960s, designed by Wes Anderson. More than just a feat of art direction, the food, drink and service are notably excellent.