The new Camp Nou is first and foremost a place for supporters and players to congregate in celebration of the sport. It is conceived as the respectful completion of Francesc Mitjans-Miró’s architecture, originally built in 1957.
Rather than starting from scratch or covering the old surfaces of the historical stadium, we propose to lay bare the bones of the heritage stadium in an honest encounter with the new architecture – within and without.
Camp Nou will be a palace for the people, composed of functional elements and everyday materials selected from the material palette of traditional and contemporary Catalan architecture, where we unify the Blaugrana identity into the bones of the building through inherent attributes.
The new stadium has to be strongly integrated with the 4 major surrounding elements: the new Campus Espai Barça, Les Corts new district, the UPC University and the Maternitat Gardens.
A highly ambitious urban renewal effort, the new Camp Nou will be “a good fellow citizen” of les Corts with the highest ambition to become a great and lively neighborhood 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Camp Nou will not only be home to FC Barcelona’s new stadium – it will be all of Barcelona’s new neighborhood. Source by Bjarke Ingels
- Location: Barcelona, Spain
- Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group
- Partners-in-Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen, Sheela Maini Søgaard
- Project Leader: Agustin Perez Torres
- Project Team: Alan Tansey, Charles Kim, Cristian Lera, Gabriel Hernandez Solano, Juan David Ramirez, Justyna Mydlak, Lorenz Krisai, Lucas Hong, Magdelis Santos, Maria Sole Bravo, Melissa Bauld, Phillip MacDougall, Sanam Salek, Sergi Sauras i Collado, Terrence Chew
- Collaborators: IDOM, BAAS, Bloom Images, Squint\Opera, Radii Inc.
- Client: Futbol Club Barcelona
- Area: 154000 m2
- Project type: Competition
- Year: 2016
- Images: Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group
Article by Marco Rinaldi