FC Barcelona complete tender process for project management of Spotify Camp Nou

FC Barcelona’s Board of Directors has been informed of the progress of the work to demolish part of their third tier of the Gol Sur at Spotify Camp, which began on 1 September with preliminary work and the removal of the Gol Sur video scoreboard amongst other activities. 

The Spanish LaLiga side’s Board of Directors expressed their gratitude to the members affected by the initial construction work for their understanding and help. The great majority will be relocated in similar seats, or even better ones; a small minority have chosen the option of suspending their season ticket.

Elsewhere, the Advanced Basic Project for the refurbishment of Spotify Camp Nou, with the Japanese company Nikken Sekkei overseeing together with IDOM and b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, is now considered complete, with their contract ending on 15 August of this year. As such, no contract has been terminated as has been suggested in certain media, the contract has simply come to an end.

The ongoing work takes advantage of the hiatus in competition due to this year’s FIFA World Cup in November and December.

Tender process

With the Basic Project complete, and whilst the construction project is out to tender, the process of tender for management of the project has been completed. In the recent meeting, the Board of Directors has approved that this task fall to the Catalan companies Enginyeria i Arquitectura Torrella and Ingenieros JG. This UTE will oversee the construction phase of the new stadium assuming the design of IDOM and b720.

At the same time, the Club is working on an agreement for Nikken Sekkei, winner of the design competition in 2016, to remain linked to the project as Design Guardian for the Spotify Camp Nou project, supporting the tender process for the work, the putting together of the Execution Project and the management of the work.

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As part of a meeting with the president Joan Laporta, which took place a few days ago, the College of Catalonia (COAC), via its Dean, Guim Costa i Calsamiglia, has been informed of the tender process as well as other aspects related to the development of Espai Barça.

In the coming months, the process of tender for the executive management of the project (building engineer), management of health and safety (work risks) and quality control will begin.

Espai Barça

Espai Barça, the name given to the project to transform the FC Barcelona facilities in the Les Corts neighbourhood of Barcelona and the Estadi Johan Cruyff at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, is already becoming a reality. A project that unites sport and architecture, and which will be a space to be shared by members and for welcoming visitors 365 days of the year.

The future stadium will incorporate state-of-the-art technologies, including a 360º screen inside the ‘bowl’ that will offer a new fan experience.

Camp Nou has been FC Barcelona’s home since it was officially opened on 24 September 1957, having hosted 1,656 official games in its 65 years.

Source: FC Barcelona

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