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Nikken Sekkei to Design New Camp Nou

Nikken Sekkei to Design New Camp Nou
Nikken Sekkei to Design New Camp Nou, Design of the new Camp Nou. Image Courtesy of FC Barcelona
Design of the new Camp Nou. Image Courtesy of FC Barcelona

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 finalistsHKS + 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.

Front view. Image Courtesy of FC Barcelona
Front view. Image Courtesy of FC Barcelona

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.

Facade Detail. Image Courtesy of FC Barcelona
Facade Detail. Image Courtesy of FC Barcelona

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.

Section. Image Courtesy of FC Barcelona
Section. Image Courtesy of FC Barcelona

News via FC Barcelona, La Vanguardia and Esport3

Cite: Valencia, Nicolás. "Nikken Sekkei to Design New Camp Nou" [Nikken Sekkei diseñará el nuevo Camp Nou del Barça] 08 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. (Trans. Rosenfield, Karissa) Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/783443/nikken-sekkei-to-design-new-camp-nou/>