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Tue 9 October 2007

'New' Camp

The biggest stadium in Europe is to undergo a rather spectacular redesign - and Wembley Stadium architect Norman Foster has been trusted with the job.

The new design, looking like a colourful cake, will fit into Barcelona perfectly as it's basis is the mosaic style famously used by Antoni Gaudi, who's work can be seen all over the city.

The colours for the 'tiles' are blue and scarlet, the colours of the teams home kit, and red and yellow, taken from Catalonia's flag. The tiles are fitted with lighting elements allowing it to be used for some stunning visual displays - from simply changing colour to a rather impressive way of displaying pictures.

The current 50 year old structure will largely remain intact with the coloured tiles being placed as an 'outer layer' to the current stadium allowing all Barcelonas home fixtures during the period to be played at Nou Camp as normal.

The stadium will increase its capacity by 10,000 (to 106,000) and will also gain a retractable roof.

Construction work should begin in 2009 and completion is anticipated in time for the start of the 2011-2012 season.

Unless Multiplex build it...

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