Among the seven finalists that were announced in the international design competition for the proposal of the New Camp Nou Stadium the jury has selected the bid by Nikken Sekkei + Pascual i Ausió Arquitectes.
New Camp Nou Stadium technical Information
- Architect : Nikken Sekkei + Pascual i Ausió Arquitectes
- Typology : Sports Facilities / Stadium
- Project Year : 2016
- Location : Barcelona, Spain
- Client : FC Barcelona
- Photo Credit : © Courtesy of FC Barcelona
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New Camp Nou Stadium description
FC Barcelona has announced that the Espai Barça jury has unanimously selected the bid by Nikken Sekkei + Pascual i Ausió Arquitectes as the winner of the tender for the design of the new Camp Nou. The jury, made up of five FCB members, three members of the Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC) and one member of Barcelona City Council, made its decision after a review of the different proposals by a technical commission in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations and requirements for the tender. The decision was made at a meeting held this afternoon in the Ricard Maxenchs Press Room at Camp Nou.
The team formed by NIKKEN SEKKEI + Joan Pascual i Ramon Ausió Arquitectes has been selected ahead of bids by: AECOM + B720 Arquitectes, AFL + Mateo Arquitectura, Arup Sport + Taller d’Arquitectura Ricardo Bofill, BIG + IDOM + BAAS Arquitectes, GENSLER Sport + OAB, HKS + COX + Batlle i Roig Arquitectes, and POPULOUS + Mias Arquitectes + RCR Arquitectes.
The Nikken Sekkei + Pascual i Ausió Arquitectes proposal stands out for being open, elegant, serene, timeless Mediterranean and democratic.
It is also notable for its relationship with the environment, providing depth, creating shadows and making members the stars of the facade and of the open area at all times. The proposal presents a very subtle attempt to intervene in the environment to facilitate circulation and achieve diverse urban usage in the Barça Campus and guarantees a clear and safe construction.
In short, it is a unique solution, reproducing the characteristic vision of the grandstand and canopy, from the inside out, a silent and powerful tribute to the stadium built by Francesc Mitjans in 1957.
New Camp Nou Plans
Video Release of the New Camp Nou
FC barcelona has officially presented plans for its new camp nou stadium, showing more details of the major renovation. In march 2016, japanese firm Nikken sekkei and local architects Pascual-Ausió were selected to complete the project, converting the existing structure into an arena capable of hosting modern day sporting activity. plans involve adding a larger roof canopy to the existing stadium, first built by Francesc Mitjans in 1957, and expanding the venue’s capacity to a total of 105,000 spectators — cementing its status as the biggest club stadium in the world. The construction works are expected to begin in 2017, with completion scheduled for 2021.