The team formed by Nikken Sekkei + Pascual-Ausió Arquitectos was the winner of the international architecture competition that started in 2015 and ended on March 8, 2016 with the unanimous decision of the jury consisting of 4 members of FC Barcelona (Josep Maria Bartomeu, Susana Monje, Jordi Moix and Emili Rousaud), 1 architect (Juan Pablo Mitjans), 3 members of the College of Architects (the dean, Lluís Comerón, Arcadi Pla and Joan Forgas) and 1 of the Barcelona City Council (the deputy manager of Urbanism, Aurora López).
Nikken Sekkei is one of the largest architecture and engineering firms in Asia, with more than 100 years of history. They were the architects of the Saitama Super Arena, the Great Swan of Niigata or the Tokyo Dome, all in Japan. The team won the international architecture competition with the Catalan firm led by the architects Joan Pascual and Ramon Ausió, who have a long track record and proven experience, both in Barcelona and throughout Catalonia.
Once the documentation was submitted to the Barcelona City Council to request the MPGM, the Joan Pascual-Ramon Ausió Arquitectos studio concluded its participation in the project and the b720 Fermín Vázquez studio took over.
b720 Fermín Vázquez architects is a co-designer of the Torre Agbar and the City of Justice building in Barcelona, and was one of the teams selected as finalists in the ideas competition for the remodeling of the Camp Nou.