Nou Camp Nou
|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Cost||€ 800 mln|
|Design||Nikken Sekkei, Joan Pascual i Ramon Ausió Arquitectes|
Description: Nou Camp Nou
The winning bid for Camp Nou’s reconstruction is fundamentally different from the one selected in 2007. Instead of an enclosed bowl FC Barcelona opted for a maximally open layout with nothing standing between fans on the three promenades around the stadium (first one being the ground level) and outer surroundings.
The defining aesthetic feature are three ceilings for each promenade, slanted and highly visible from pedestrian perspective. Nikken Sekkei and Pascual i Ausió created a simple, subtle and timeless space that will utilize natural ventilation and shading to provide comfort to spectators in this Mediterranean venue.
As the stadium is set to grow to 105,000, seating layout will change noticeably and along with it so will all access routes. Notable addition: unprecedented number of escalators. The seating layout is thought to deliver optimal sight lines to all fans, spreading them on 84 rows (25 in the lower tier, below ground level, 31 in the middle and 28 in the upper tier). All of the stadium will be covered by 47,000 square meters of membrane.
The concept was selected in a two-level competition. First, 26 teams of architects filed their bids in mid-2015. Then a technical committee shortlisted 8 of them, assuring that each international office had a Spanish/Catalan partner. Finally a jury of 10 members (5 for FCB, 4 for Catalan College of Architects and 1 for the City Council) chose the winner on March 8, 2016.
Reconstruction was set to begin during the 2017/18 season and end in 2020/21, however the project encountered numerous delays.
Barcelona: Camp Nou redevelopment on hold (again)
Though preparatory works began last year, planned groundbreaking on Camp Nou's largest reconstruction will not happen as planned. Once more, the massive project is pushed to the side.
Barcelona: New Camp Nou to open in 2024
Despite previous assurances the Camp Nou reconstruction scheme has slipped back once more and is now set for completion in 2024. It's also expected to be more expensive than initially hoped.
Barcelona: Construction finally to begin in 2019
It may be 2 years behind initial schedule but at least it now seems nothing more can stop Camp Nou's expansion to over 105,000 covered seats! FC Barcelona confirmed the expected time frame.
Barcelona: Green light for Camp Nou
Well, almost. We're still waiting for the city council to make it official, but agreement has been reached between the city and club. Reconstruction should begin next year.
Barcelona: New Camp Nou – when, exactly?
It's been four years since socis of Barcelona approved the massive redevelopment of Camp Nou. And yet not even one shovel was moved on site. From 2021 the delivery date moved to 2023 and it might end up even later.
New designs: Four stunning visions of Camp Nou
They didn’t win the international architectural competition, but are amazing either way. Meet four of eight finalists as renderings are released to the public!
Barcelona: See the 7 finalists for future Camp Nou
We’ve known the winner since March, now it’s time to see the seven remaining finalists of future Camp Nou competition.
Barcelona: New Camp Nou in detail!
Facts & figures, many renders, videos and construction timing. Check out all you need to know about the new Camp Nou, presented by FC Barcelona today!
New design: Europe’s largest temple reinvented!
Freshly selected winning design of Camp Nou will see the stadium grow to 105,000 by 2021. Chosen concept is already controversial for its simplicity. Take a look to get an opinion!