Nou Camp Nou
|Category||Design being implemented|
|Cost||€ 850 mln|
|Design||Nikken Sekkei, Joan Pascual i Ramon Ausió Arquitectes|
Nou Camp Nou – design description
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.
Spain: Nine zeros of funding injected into new Camp Nou project
The noise around FC Barcelona is hardly quieting down. There's talk of scandals from years ago, a generational change, Leo Messi supposedly returning home, and a new stadium. The Espai Barca project is progressing, with financing to be covered by twenty investors, among others.
Spain: New partner will help improve Camp Nou redevelopment
The main contractor for the modernisation of the home venue of Barça, Turkish company, Limak Construction, has announced the engagement of London-based WOO Architects in the project. The firm will contribute to the design and implementation team, working with Limak to redevelop the famous stadium.
Spain: Espai Barça funding on hold and even more troubles ahead
Investors have objected to the terms of financing the Espai Barça project. Unfortunately, these are not the club's only troubles. The 'Caso Negreira' financial scandal is looming on the horizon too. Things are getting hot in Barcelona, and it is not about the coming spring at all.
Spain: Barcelona to raise €1.5 billion through bonds
FC Barcelona has ambitious plans for Spotify Camp Nou and other elements of the club's infrastructure forming a project called Espai Barça. The upcoming renovation means gigantic expenses, but Blaugrana's governing body seems to be prepared for them.
Spain: Nikken Sekkei will take care of Spotify Camp Nou's design
Japanese company Nikken Sekkei will continue to collaborate with FC Barcelona. The aim of the partnership is to keep the design of the stadium as planned during the upcoming redevelopment. It is expected to go into full swing after the end of the current LaLiga season.
Barcelona: Blaugrana publishes a biodiversity guide to Camp Nou
FC Barcelona has created and published a guide detailing the biodiversity within the club's facilities. The initiative has been undertaken by the Sustainability Department. The guide can be downloaded for free from the club's website.
Barcelona: Start of adaptation works on Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
FC Barcelona have started to adapt the olympic stadium in the Catalan capital to their needs. "Blaugrana" will play at the venue in the 2023-24 season, all because that is when the work to modernise Camp Nou is scheduled to peak.
Barcelona: Well-known lawyers will improve Camp Nou project
Plans for the expansion of Europe's biggest stadium are taking more and more concrete shape. The Espai Barca project is widening the spectrum as lawyers from Fieldfisher have joined the Monitoring Committee.
Barcelona: Camp Nou redevelopment will speed up
Blaugrana's officials have announced that the renovation of their home venue will accelerate. The club intends to take advantage of the break in LaLiga schedule, caused by the World Cup in Qatar, to demolish part of the stands. Other minor renovation works have been ongoing since July this year.
Barcelona: Blaugrana's move to Estadi Olímpic confirmed
Barca has confirmed that an agreement has been reached with the City Council for the club to spend the 2023/24 season at Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys. During that time, renovation work will be carried out at Camp Nou. FC Barcelona will use the stadium from August 2023 until May 2024.
Barcelona: Blaugrana to leave Camp Nou for a year
It is now certain - the renovation of Europe's biggest football venue will start in June this year. What's more, for the entire 2023/24 season, Barça players and fans will have to settle for the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona.
Barcelona: Will Camp Nou change its name?
Over the past months, the Swedish streaming service Spotify has been linked primarily with Arsenal. In the end, however, it turned out that Daniel Ek’s company will invest a large sum in FC Barcelona. Will Camp Nou soon be known by another name?
Barcelona: Financing of Espai Barça approved by socios
Some time has passed since the announcement of the plans for the revamp of Camp Nou and the accompanying facilities. Finally, specific deadlines and details for the implementation of each stage of the project were revealed.
Barcelona: Changes to Espai Barça revealed
Espai Barça means the space of Barça. This is a project the most important part of which is the modernisation of Camp Nou. The club has recently presented new details of its long-term vision.
2030 World Cup: Spain and Portugal confirm aspirations
On Friday they met for a friendly game. No goals were scored on the field but the greater goal was confirming the readiness to host the 2030 World Cup in Spain and Portugal.
European Super League: What could change stadium-wise?
Earthquake of historic proportions or a failed attempt at secession? Europe’s top club are attempting to flee UEFA’s supervision and no longer share revenue from international games. Their gain could come at a massive price for others.
Barcelona: New Camp Nou no sooner than 2025
FC Barcelona's financial director Jordi Moix has two messages for fans. Good one: Barca won't let go of Camp Nou revamp. Bad one: works will start no sooner than next summer and last until 2025.
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.