Architects: OMA – Shortlisted for Mies van der Rohe 2017 Award
The Fondazione is not a preservation project and not a new architecture. Two conditions that are usually kept separate here confront each other in a state of permanent interaction – offering an ensemble of fragments that will not congeal into a single image.
A living unit designed to be moved around and placed on existing buildings in highly visible locations. Designed to be used as a restaurant and much more, the pavilion was installed on top of Palazzo Beltrami in Piazza della Scala.
The Feltrinelli Porta Volta complex, the first building in Italy by the firm Herzog & de Meuron that is open to the public, plays an important role in a strategic area of Milan that has been undergoing a far-reaching process of urban regeneration in recent years.