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FC Barcelona Announces Finalists for Camp Nou and Palau Blaugrana Remodel

11:00 - 8 September, 2015
FC Barcelona Announces Finalists for Camp Nou and Palau Blaugrana Remodel, The Camp Nou stadium. Image © Iakov Filimonov via Shutterstock
The Camp Nou stadium. Image © Iakov Filimonov via Shutterstock

FC Barcelona has announced 14 teams in the running for two planned overhauls of their facilities at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, including alterations to their main stadium and the rebuilding of the Palau Blaugrana, the nearby arena owned by the club and used primarily for basketball and handball. The alterations to the two buildings are part of a larger €600 million project, known officially as "Nou Espai Barça," which seeks to improve the club's entire campus, also adding an ice skating rink, new offices, 5,000 parking spaces and improving the outdoor space surrounding the facilities. The Nou Espai Barça project was approved by the club's fanbase last April after a 72% vote in favor of the proposal.

The list names eight teams - including BIG, Populous, HKS and Arup Sport - in the running for the overhaul of the stadium itself, which will involve the addition of almost 6,000 seats to bring the stadium's total capacity to 105,000, increasing the stadium's lead as the largest football stadium in Europe. It will also include a complete redesign of the lowest seating tier to offer improved views, and the addition of a roof over the terraces. Also named are the six teams in the running to rebuild the Palau Blaugrana.

House 2 For A Photographer / OAB

01:00 - 10 November, 2013
House 2 For A Photographer / OAB, © Alejo Bague
© Alejo Bague
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ajuntament de Alcanar Oficina Turisme, Carrer de Lepanto, 0, 43569 Cases D'Alcanar (les), Tarragona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Ferrater
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

© Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague +17

Casa Nolla / OAB

01:00 - 7 November, 2013
Casa Nolla / OAB, © Alejo Bague
© Alejo Bague
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avinguda Doctor Pouplana, 29, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Ferrater, Joan Guibernau
  • Collaborators

    Nuria Ayala
  • Structure

    Juan Carlos Capilla
  • Constructor

    Arteco
  • Area

    620.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

© Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague +12

Colonial Viladoms Houses / OAB

22:00 - 3 December, 2012
© Alejo Bague
© Alejo Bague

Architects: OAB  - Office of Architecture in Barcelona Location: Castellbell i el Vilar, Spain Design Team: Carlos Ferrater, Nuria Ayala Technical Architect: Alexandre Pararols Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Alejo Bague

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Evangelical Temple in Terrassa / OAB

08:00 - 16 November, 2012
© Alejo Bagué
© Alejo Bagué

Architects: OAB Location: Terrassa, Spain Project Architects: Carlos Ferrater y Lucía Ferrater Technical Architect: Enric Betlinski Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Alejo Bagué

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Gisa & FGC / OAB

01:00 - 16 September, 2012
Gisa & FGC / OAB, © Alejo Bagué
© Alejo Bagué
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vía Augusta – C/ Vergós. Barcelona, Spain
  • Design Team

    Carlos Ferrater, Núria Ayala
  • Collaboration

    AT3 S.C.P.
  • Structure

    Jordi Bernuz
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Alejo Bagué © Alejo Bagué © Alejo Bagué © Alejo Bagué +25

BF House / OAB + ADI

01:00 - 13 September, 2012
BF House / OAB + ADI, © Joan Guillamat
© Joan Guillamat
  • Architects

  • Location

    Borriol, Castellón de la Plana
  • Design Team

    Carlos Ferrater, Xavier Martí, Carlos Escura, Carlos Martín
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Joan Guillamat © Joan Guillamat © Joan Guillamat © Joan Guillamat +17

Roca Barcelona Gallery / OAB

01:00 - 10 September, 2012
Roca Barcelona Gallery / OAB, © Alejo Bagué
© Alejo Bagué
  • Architects

  • Location

    C/ Joan Güell 211, Barcelona, Spain
  • Design Team

    Borja Ferrater, Lucia Ferrater, Carlos Ferrater
  • Structure

    Jordi Bernuz
  • Facade

    Talleres INOX - Cricursa
  • Client

    Roca Sanitario S.A.
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

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Azahar Headquarters / OAB

01:00 - 7 September, 2012
Azahar Headquarters / OAB, © Alejo Bagué
© Alejo Bagué
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carretera Nacional N-340, Castellón, Spain
  • Design Team

    Carlos Ferrater, Núria Ayala
  • Collaborators

    Emilio Llobat
  • Client

    Grupo de Empresas Azahar
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Alejo Bagué © Alejo Bagué © Alejo Bagué © Alejo Bagué +23

Architecture City Guide: Barcelona

10:00 - 20 July, 2011
Courtesy of Flickr CC License / SlapBcn
Courtesy of Flickr CC License / SlapBcn

This week, with the help of our readers, our Architecture City Guide is headed to Barcelona. We recently featured an engaging video where Wiel Arets half jokingly said Barcelona is fantastic but boring. He continued to say as soon as Sagrada Família is finished Barcelona is done; there is nothing left to do there (10:50). Arets can say what he wants about Barcelona supposedly being boring, but our city guide doesn’t reflect this. Barcelona is filled with fantastically expressive architecture that springs from its proud Catalan culture. It was impossible to feature all our readers suggestions in the first go around, and we did not even come close to including some of the most iconic building such as Casa Milà. Thus we are looking to add to our list of 24 in the near future. Further more there are so many fabulous buildings on the drawing board or under construction, i.e. the projects in the @22 district, we’ll most likely be updating this city guide for quite awhile, regardless of Sagrada Família’s completion.

Take a look at our list with the knowledge it is far complete and add to it in the comment section below.

The Architecture City Guide: Barcelona list and corresponding map after the break.