FC barcelona shortlists BIG, ricardo bofill + populous for camp nou remodeling
(above) illustrative rendering of the new camp nou / image © FC barcelona




catalonian football club FC barcelona has announced a list of eight teams competing to remodel the team’s historic camp nou stadium. a host of big names are among the shortlisted entries, including bjarke ingels group, ricardo bofill’s taller d’arquitectura and arena specialists populous. plans involve adding a larger roof canopy 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 full list of teams is listed below:


AECOM + B720 arquitectos
ARUP sport + taller d’arquitectura r. bofill
bjarke ingels group (BIG) + IDOM + BAAS arquitectes
HKS + COX + batlle i roig arquitectes
KSS + mateo arquitectura
nikken sekkei + pascual i ausió arquitectes
populous + MIAS arquitectes + RCR arquitectes


simultaneously, the club has also announced the shortlist for the redevelopment of the neighboring basketball and handball arena — the ‘palau blaugrana’. the selected studios are as follows:


dominique perrault architeture + massip-bosch arquitectes
GMP architects + GCA arquitectes
HOK + TAC arquitectes
MAKE + BCQ arquitectes
mangado arquitectos + bach arquitectes + r. sanabria arquitectes + i. paricio
wilkinson eyre architects + a. balaguer riera arquitectes


both sets of finalists will now receive all necessary technical information before submitting their proposals at the end of the calendar year.