Kalam is working on the recovery of this emblematic palace located in the heart of Santiago, which will become the headquarters of the National Service for Cultural Heritage as well as of the National Monuments Council. The design of the Palace is unique in Chile: the floor plan is organized around a gallery with the shape of a Latin cross, with a glazed roof and cast-iron framing. It was declared a Historical Monument in 1981 and, despite the neglect suffered in the last years, it still maintains important remains of original plaster decoration, as well as original polychrome on the neoclassical facades: ochers, whites, grays and apricots, hidden under later layers of paint. The job includes the stabilization and repair of the building’s structure, the recovery of its interiors and the restoration of the building envelope. This project involves a large group of professionals and specialized restorers with the objective of preparing the building for its new use and returning this iconic palace to the citizens.