Prada Architecture (Bilingual edition)

By Guido Canali


A book dedicated to architect Guido Canali’s collaboration with Prada in the creation of the Group’s industrial buildings

This book is not yet published, but will be available from October 2022.

ISBN: 9788857247250 Category:


For Prada choosing an architect for the realization of its buildings is never merely a matter of aesthetics, style and architectural language – which are of course important elements of any project that is bound to have an impact on the environment and on its immediate surroundings.

For Prada it is first and foremost a matter of sharing, of “envisioning” a common project. An overview of the over twenty-year collaboration between the Prada Group and architect Guido Canali, providing a “shared vision” on how to tackle industrial building projects while respecting the surroundings, the workers and placing the utmost care in quality and detail definition. The Valvigna industrial building encapsulates all these principles standing as a tangible example of an attempt to find a balance between architecture and nature.

The publication illustrates Guido Canali’s projects for Prada: Montevarchi (1999), Piancastagnaio (2000), Montegranaro (2001) and Valvigna (2017). Edited by Italo Lupi, the book includes contributions by Germano Celant, Claudia Conforti, Kurt W. Forster, Vittorio Gregotti, Anna Letizia Monti, Francesco Moschini, Lorenzo Pietropaolo, Vittorio Savi, Paolo Villa, Andrea Zamboni with photographs by Paolo Barbaro, Gabriele Basilico, Canali Associati, Alessandro Ciampi, Francesco Castagna, Gabriele Croppi, Italo Lupi, Andrea Martiradonna, Aclav Sedy, and Carlo Valsecchi.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 24 x 29.5 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 4 October 2022
Number of pages 320
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24 x 29.5 cm
Weight 300 g


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Guido Canali, professor of Architectural Composition in Venice and Ferrara, has received multiple awards for his work, including: INARCH 1989/90, 91/92, 2007; Constructa Preis Hannover 92; the career Fritz Schumacher Preis 2004; Compasso d'Oro 2004; Dedalo 2007; Brick Award 2008; Piranesi Prix de Rome2011, for restoration; the career INARCH/ANCE award 2014; and the Brand & Landscape Award 2016.

Italo Lupi is an internationally affirmed designer, and one of the world's best known Italian graphic designers.