Today, Barcelona released extensive plans of how they will redevelop their Nou Camp stadium.
Brand new pictures and videos have been released and it’s safe to say it looks pretty incredible.
It’s believed it will take four years to complete the transformation but matches will continue to be played at the Nou Camp while the revamp is taking place.
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The work will cost an incredible €600 million but it seems it will be well worth the money.
Judging by the pictures and videos, the stadium will be like no other. There will be a platform that encompasses the entire stadium where you can look out over the City and the pitch while there will be a large open space around the stadium.
A look at the images and videos below will demonstrate just how amazing this new stadium will look.
The club will be hoping this ‘Nou Camp Nou’ will see as much success as the original. Barcelona have won 17 league titles and five Champions Leagues since the opening of their iconic stadium in 1957.
Architectural company Nikken Sekkei has been joined by Catalan architects Joan Pascual and Ramo Ausio to draw up the plans for the magnificent stadium and they will ensure everything goes to plan over the next few years.
Takayuki Katsura from Nikken Sekkei told the club: “Camp Nou and FC Barcelona have a long history and a strong identity.
"Our design is based on only the essence of the original stadium. We will build a great open space around the stadium, like a giant piece of origami, arranged not to disturb the flow of people into the stadium."
While Pascual said: “The whole project needed to simultaneously capture the two settings, the stadium and the city.
“The project is very respectful towards the work of Mitjans in 1957. The nice thing about the stadium was the section. Taking it and turning it outward, we automatically saw that the stadium opened unto the city and it appeared to us that we already had it. That was it.
“The solution for the stadium was to continue the path by Mitjans. In this sense, we said: ‘The climate of Barcelona allows it, we open it and we leave all of this open space.’ This is what makes it uniquely different," he added.
Tadeo Kamei, president of Nikken Sekkei added: “The vision of FC Barcelona is ‘more than a club.’ The vision of Nikken Sekkei is ‘more than creative.'
“This is a very important project for me because this is our first in Europe. We both have a great respect for history.
“It will be a very unique stadium, no other stadium like it in the world."
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