The Prada Group, in accordance with the local authorities and the Superintendence for Art and Cultural Heritage, has expressed at the highest levels its commitment and mastery in restoration of the ancient, working wisely on important historic buildings and restoring palaces and monuments of Italian and international territories.
In addition to the sensitive restoration of the façade of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, on September 2016 has been recovered the mezzanine floor of the building dedicated to Pasticceria Marchesi - a 250 square meters surface with arch windows, which offer characteristic views of Ottagono’s frescoes and mosaic floors - and has also been restored the Prada Group building in Galleria, completed with the opening of Osservatorio, the new Fondazione Prada’s exhibition space dedicated to photography and visual languages.
The fifth and sixth floors of the building show the results of the renovation works that has made available an 800 sqm exhibition space on two levels.
FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano (the National Trust for Italy) is a national non-profit foundation born in 1975 to preserve and promote natural, historic and artistic heritage. During the past few years, FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano (the National Trust for Italy) has protected, restored and opened to the public important sites that embody Italian artistic and natural heritage.
The natural collaboration comes to life every time Prada inaugurates a new boutique in an Italian city. Here, FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano (the National Trust for Italy) partners with the Group for a restoration aimed to open a dialogue with the local community.
Among the most significant restorations, Vasari’s Last Supper in Florence, the statues of the Academy of Fine Arts, the arcades of the Archiginnasio in Bologna, the creation of the new theatre curtains of Turin’s Teatro Regio, the lighting system for the Sacello di San Prosdocimo in the Abbey of Santa Giustina in Padua, and the restoration of the fifteenth-century polyptych by Antonio Vivarini preserved in the Pinacoteca Provinciale (Provincial Art Gallery) in Bari and the well of Santa Maria di Cerrate, near Lecce.
Prada Rong Zhai is the historic 1918 residence located in the heart of Shanghai, inaugurated on October 12, 2017, after a meticulously restoration subsidized by the Prada Group. The building is designed as a flexible space dedicated to various cultural activities organized by the Prada Group in China.