At long last, Foster + Partners’ Prado Museum expansion will move ahead

Nearly five years after a team led by Foster + Partners and Madrid-based studio Rubio Arquitectura was tapped to lead the dramatic expansion of Museo Nacional del Prado, the long-stalled project will finally move forward. As first reported by El País, the news comes from an announcement that the Spanish Council of Ministers has approved a budget of $42 million (36 million euros) for a credit line to the country’s main national art museum over a three-year span.

The funds will enable the Prado Museum, which is among one of the most visited art museums in the world, to commence work on the winning design team’s Hidden Design proposal,

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