FC Barcelona are reportedly seeking US$1.6bn in private funding for the redevelopment of Spotify Camp Nou, part of a larger project called Espai Barça.
FC Barcelona has come to an agreement for Nikken Sekkei to continue their involvement in the project as ‘Design Guardian’ for the new stadium. The Japanese architectural studio will guarantee the continuity of the initial concept and work towards ways of including new proposals. Nikken Sekkei, in conjunction with Pascual y Ausió Arquitectes, were the winners of the competition to design the new Spotify Camp Nou in 2016. The Japanese architectural studio has been responsible for large-scale sporting facilities such as the Niigata and Kashima stadiums used in the 2002 World Cup and the Saitama Super Arena.
Nikken Sekkei has now become ‘Design Guardian’ of the project to remodel Spotify Camp Nou. Amongst its responsibilities will be oversight of the design team selected by the Club, the commercial partnership of Torrella Arquitectura-Ingeniería and JG Ingenieros. Nikken Sekkei will oversee two primary areas: the majority of the composition of the project execution, as well as technical assistance for the team brought in by Limak.