FC barcelona selects nikken sekkei to renovate its camp nou stadium
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catalan football club FC barcelona has selected japanese firm nikken sekkei to complete the overhaul of its iconic camp nou stadium. developed in collaboration with pascual i ausió arquitectes, the scheme was chosen ahead of designs by bjarke ingels group, populous, and ricardo bofill — among others. plans involve adding a larger roof canopy to the existing stadium, 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. construction work is expected to begin in 2017, with completion scheduled for 2021.
the jury, made up of five club members, three members of the col·legi d’arquitectes de catalunya (COAC) and one member of barcelona city council, made its decision after an in-depth review of the different proposals. the panel praised the chosen design for being ‘open, elegant, serene, timelessly 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,’ continued the jury. ‘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.’
the first phase of the tender involved the pre-qualification of the different teams. a total of 45 teams initially presented bids, 26 for the new camp nou, and 19 for the new palau — an adjacent arena that will be completed by US firm HOK. in september 2015, the jury selected eight teams, each composed of one international studio and one local practice. the plans will be presented as part of a public exhibition open to both members and fans.
Nikken Sekkei to Design New Camp Nou
by Nicolás Valencia
translated by Karissa Rosenfield
Japanese practice Nikken Sekkei, in collaboration with Joan Pascual-Ramon Ausió Arquitectes, has been chosen to design the new Camp Nou stadium for FC Barcelona, according to Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia. The winning team was chosen over three other finalists: HKS + COX + Batell i Roig Arquitectes; BIG + IDOM + BAAS Arquitectes; POPULOUS + Mias Arquitectes + RCR Arquitectes.
The new design intends to compliment the recently unveiled New Palau Blaugrana, FC Barcelona’s main basketball arena that will be designed by HOK and TAC Arquitectes. All this is happening alongside the Espai Barça remodel that is expected to begin in 2017 and complete by 2021.
The jury was composed of five members of the club, three members of Col.legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya and a member of the City Council of Barcelona, according to La Vanguardia.
With capacity for 105,000 people and a total area of 104,000-square-meters, the sports institution expects to complete the construction of the Camp Nou in 2021.
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