Project description

Well-constructed architectural reconfiguration of an old 1910 distillery combining seven existing buildings with three new buildings. This place aims at modifying and enriching Milan cultural life with new post-industrial spaces.

The courtyards become a public space for the city thanks to a mixture of openness and privacy. The buildings host the important art collection of Fondazione Prada, some temporary exhibition events, a reading room, a multimedia building, a coffee bar and a restaurant.

The concept and architectural design was entrusted to OMA, Office for Metropolitan Architecture, and it is signed by Rem Koolhaas.

CEAS played a central role in building this work by coordinating the whole engineering design phase, following all the specific subjects of structures, electrical and mechanical systems, anti-intrusion security systems, fire protection systems, acoustics and energy efficiency.

Moreover, CEAS followed all the administrative procedures, especially as to the urban planning aspects of the intervention, as a service of public interest for its use as a museum thanks to an agreement with the Cultural Department of the Municipality of Milan.

CEAS role in the general and specialized works management and in the design and executive safety coordination was very important.