The new Estadi Johan Cruyff it will be located at the Ciutat Esportiva, Barça's training ground / FCB

The proposal by Batlle i Roig Arquitectes was the winner of the competition for the new Estadi Johan Cruyff, which will be constructed at Ciutat Esportiva with a budget of 12 million euros. This budget is for the construction, including the new Estadi Johan Cruyff, the parking lot and the external urbanisation of the new Estadi Johan Cruyff. The appearance of the new Estadi Johan Cruyff will be known on 26 May 2015.

The plan put forward by Batlle i Roig Arquitectes, which has already participated in the architectural definition of the Ciutat Esportiva, has proposed a the new Estadi Johan Cruyff adapted to the requirements of the competition. It will have a capacity of 6,000 spectators, upgraded to a Category 3 stadium as defined by UEFA, with sheltered tiers, a parking lot of 600 spaces and an operational function independent of the Ciutat Esportiva. Its inauguration is expected to be during 2017/18 season.

The key factors behind the winning proposal

It prevailed in the competition because, architecturally, it presented the most appropriate scaled proposal for the needs of FC Barcelona. Furthermore, it complied with the timeframe and the cost requirements, and came with an integrated 360º design to improve the atmosphere in the stadium. It also included a grandstand building and a versatile design to expand the stand in the future.

It met the necessary requirements in terms of both environmental issues (energy certification, maintenance reduction, solar energy) and economic (efficient building processes and sponsorship opportunities).

Finally, their professional team was highly valued, with members specializing in BIM, landscaping and facades, as well as the fact that the documentation submitted was the most developed, comprehensive and rigorous.