Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Foster to overhaul Barcelona's famed football arena

  • Comment
Norman Foster is to get his hands on yet another world-famous stadium revamp after it emerged his practice has been appointed to overhaul FC Barcelona's massive Nou Camp arena.

However, officials at the Catalan club have already said the designs would not bear any resemblance to Foster's recently unveiled Wembley, with its now-famed arch.

Instead, it is understood, the practice is to add an extra 10,000 seats to the stadium's existing 98,787 capacity and that the majority of the original structure, dating back to 1957, will be retained.

The competition-winning 250 million euro project was chosen ahead of designs by Carlos Ferrater, Herzog & de Meuron and Japanese-practice Sanaa and is to be unveiled tomorrow.

Describing the proposals and the thinking behind the scheme, Barcelona director Joan Franquesa said: 'Barca is the reference - we have a specific singularity.

'The proposal will not be similar to Wembley in terms of aesthetics, but will reflect its modernity and functionality.'

by Richard Waite

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs

AJ Jobs