Nou Camp Nou (I)
|Design||Ricardo Bofill Taller d'Arquitectura, Arup Associates|
Nou Camp Nou (I) – design description
Inspired by the vibrant architecture of Barcelona and the club insignia of FCB, this concept offers an open-air stadium. Instead of a unified, opaque outer skin, it’s wrapped in a serious of ribbons in vivid blue-red colours. Not the first building in the city with such bold colour scheme, but surely the largest with entire floor space of over 204,000 m2!
The ribbons have varying shapes depending on height with the top one seemingly set into motion by the wind. That uppermost piece of outer skin would be topped by a stunning viewing deck open to everyone on non-matchdays.
Along the guidelines set by FC Barcelona, this concept offers a lightweight, translucent membrane roof. Underneath it is a more uniform expanded seating bowl for 105,000 spectators.
This vision by Ricardo Bofill Taller d'Arquitectura and Arup Associates gained recognition during the official international competition, reaching the final shortlist. However the winning bid came from Nikken Sekkei and Joan Pascual i Ramon Ausió Arquitectes.