The New Camp Nou will not be ready until the next decade, but the one thing we already know is Barcelona's home is going to look amazing.
Japanese architecture studio NIkken Sekkei along with Pascual i Ausió Arquitectes has won the bid to design the total renovation of the stadium, set to being in 2017. After going through 26 projects and a eight-finalist shortlist, the Espai Barça jury, led by club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, decided to select the Asian studio in a unanimous vote from the nine-member board.
Here's more on the announcement, from the club's website:
The Nikken Sekkei + Pascual i Ausió Arquitectes proposal stands out for being open, elegant, serene, timeless Mediterranean and democratic.
The presentation of the construction project of the New Camp Nou will be made at a public ceremony to be held in the coming weeks. The permanent exhibition of the Espai Barça, located in the Sala París, open to members and fans, and which was opened to coincide with the presentation of the New Palau Blaugrana, will be complemented by the winning project for the New Camp Nou. Thus, the exhibition will reveal in detail the proposed transformation of all the Club's sports facilities.
There is a lot of technical stuff we don't have to go through here. The only thing that matters is: this looks AWESOME.