Saturday, September 22, 2007
The Catalan club expects that this redesign will turn the stadium into a city landmark and that “the external image of the stadium will become a recognized brand for FCB.” Works will begin in 2008.
The new stadium will be wrapped in a colourful mosaic made up of the team’s colours (blue and red) and those of the Catalan flag (red and yellow) and reminiscent of Gaudi’s style. This reptile-like cover of tiles and lights will allow the stadium to transform itself according to the time of day and the events taking place. The project also includes the building of a retractable roof.
According to the Club, “the remodelled stadium is designed such that it can be built with minimal disruption FCB normal football activity.”