Norman Foster Foundation

Opened in June 2017, the Norman Foster Foundation is located in a protected palace designed by Joaquín Saldaña in 1912 for the Duke of Plasencia. The objective of this institution is to be a global platform of debates and research for new generations of architects, designers and urban developers.

The 4-storey building has eight exhibition halls, where over 74,000 models, drawings, plans, photographs, notebooks, films and works of art can be seen, as well as spaces for study, from where the future tendencies in the world of architecture and design are explored and identified.

The Norman Foster Foundation houses the Norman Foster Archive and Library, which offer a window on the history of our built environment through the work of the prestigious British architect, Norman Foster (Manchester, 1935).

The foundation is open to students and researchers, as well as visitors from institutions all over the world by appointment only. There are a limited number of places available, for reasons related to the conservation and preservation of the Archive Galleries. To arrange a visit, send an e-mail [email protected], explaining which part of the archives you wish to visit.


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