We were given an in-depth tour of Fondazione Prada in Milan, with the Office of Metropolitan Architecture project architect himself, Federico Pomignoli. who discussed details of the project and OMA’s architectural vision for the complex. The building complex, a series of former industrial distillery buildings, exhibits Prada’s art collection, to which OMA has added three new structures; a multi-functional auditorium, an exhibition space, and a nine-storey exhibition tower. We began by visiting the beautifully executed auditorium, which preserves the structure but now incorporates a concealed opening that spans over most of the façade, which has been cladded in reflective mirror, and can fully open to unify the complex. We then stopped to view the nine storey exhibition tower, currently under construction, and learned that each floor increases in internal height as you move up the building, allowing for different art works to be displayed on each floor. Additionally, each floor orients its views differently so no two floors are the same. We then visited the William N. Copley exhibition, which contains an undulating pink velvet partition within the exhibition space, designed by Federico himself. The somewhat retro, silky textured, warm backdrop made for an extremely refreshing change of exhibition setting from the white cube space. We finished the tour with a fascinating visit inside the OMA site studio, the thinking tank behind the project, that contained an interesting range of floor, polycarbonate and signage samples.