The Norman Foster Foundation is based in Calle Monte Esquinza, in the heart of Madrid’s Chamberí neighbourhood, at a heritage-listed Palace designed by Joaquín Saldaña in 1912 for the Duke of Plasencia.

The headquarters of the Foundation are located in a heritage listed palace designed by the celebrated architect Joaquín de Saldaña in 1912 for the Duke of Plasencia. Its handsomely proportioned spaces enabled it to serve as the Embassy of Turkey for fifty years since the nineteen thirties and more recently as the headquarters of a major Spanish bank. The Foundation has undertaken a significant refurbishment to return the palace to its original glory. The many rooms spread over four levels create a good mixture of gallery and study spaces.