The architects of the original Camp Nou with the model | FCB

In 1953, the architects Francesc Mitjans, Josep Soteras and  Lorenzo García Barbón designed Camp Nou with an elegant curvature of the stands that provides excellent visibility of the pitch and a marquee over the Tribune Stand that has become an emblem of the stadium.

These virtues have been crucial to the decision to remodel and expand the Camp Nou instead of building a new stadium.