Barcelona unveil more plans for £465million redevelopment of Nou Camp

Work to increase the stadium's capacity from 90,000 to 105,000 will begin in 2017 and should be completed by 2021


Barcelona have released further images charting how they expect the Nou Camp to look when redevelopment work on the famous old stadium is completed.

Earlier this year the Catalan club announced the stadium would undergo a mass £465million makeover to enhance its capacity from 90,000 to 105,000 and add a roof.

The majority of the work, which will be done between 2017 and 2021, will take place during the off-season to avoid potentially affecting the Blaugrana's home matches.

The new-look stadium was designed by Japanese architecture firm Nikken Sennei Catalan studio Pascual i Ausio Arquitectes and will be environmentally friendly, harvesting some of its electricity from water as well as the sun.
"The Nikken Sekkei + Pascual i Ausio Arquitectes proposal stands out for being open, elegant, serene, timeless Mediterranean and democratic," a statement on Barcelona's website said.

"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.

"The proposal presents a very subtle attempt to intervene in the environment to facilitate circulation and achieve diverse urban usage in the Barca Campus and guarantees a clear and safe construction."

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said in April: "A club like ours needs the best stadium, we all win with the new Nou Camp." 

Published: http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/barcelona-unveil-more-plans-465million-8315030

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