Torre Cepsa Tower: The cheese grater skyscraper in Madrid, Spain

  • The Torre Cepsa is a skyscraper located in the Cuatro Torres Business Area in Madrid, Spain.

  • With a height of 248.3 m (815 ft) and 45 floors, It is the second tallest building in Spain and the 5th tallest building in the European Union.

  • Designed by Lord Foster, it was first known as Torre Repsol and would have served as headquarters for Repsol YPF oil and gas company.

  • In August 2007 the building was purchased from Caja Madrid for €815 million.

  • Awarded the best Large Structural Project, awarded by the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois

Foster + Partners Architects

Torre Cepsa was originally built as a landmark headquarters for Caja Madrid, Spain’s oldest savings bank – its subsequent transfer to the oil company, Cepsa demonstrates the flexibility of its office accommodation.

The tower’s design continues the practice’s investigations into the environmentally sensitive, uplifting workplace, which can be traced through the design of a family of office towers, most notably for the Commerzbank, Swiss Re and the Hearst Corporation.

Design ⚒️


• CurrentPontegadea Inmobiliaria

• PastBankia; Khadem al-Qubaisi; Repsol YPFDeveloperRepsol YPFArchitect


Foster + Partners; Gonzalo Martínez-Pita Copello

Structural Engineer

DesignGilsanz Murray Steficek; Halvorson and Partners

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