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    Masia

    The Masia of the 21st century


    The building that over the last three decades has been synonymous with Barça’s rising stars will no longer accommodate youth players, who will eventually be moving on to Sant Joan Despí. Before the end of the year work will start on a new building.
    The old country house at Can Planes will soon stop housing youth players. Before 2008 is out, work will have begun on a new building to accommodate these youngsters. It will be located at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, where the structure of the building that will replace La Masia is already in place.

    For 2010

    If the work goes to schedule, the new residence could be ready some time during the 2010/11 season. The club already has planning permission and all the Board of Directors now has to do is commission the work so that it can get under way before the end of 2008. The actual building will be 6,000 metres square and will cost 8 million euros, not including costs associated to equipping the facility and water treatment.

    Capacity

    Functionality and comfort are two of the main factors being considered for a building that will be able to house up to 82 youngsters, in quad and double rooms. All of the bedrooms will be on the second and third floors with outdoor views, with 40 people living on each floor. Each room will include bathrooms and individual beds, in addition to one desk and wardrobe per player.

    The youngest player will sleep in the quadruple bedrooms, while the doubles will be for older ones. Some of the rooms will also be adapted in consideration of injured players who might have to use wheelchairs.

    Ground floor

    The ground floor will contain the kitchen, visiting room, administrative offices, classrooms and a recreation hall, where there will be a giant screen for watching matches and the typical La Masia bar football tables. The dining hall will also be adapted to everyday needs, where, for example, the residents will share some meals with other youth players.

    Curiosities

    There will also be a room for storing boots and bags (so that they don’t clutter up the bedrooms), an ice machine for looking after injuries and a laundry. Each floor will also have a common room fitted with a computer room.

    A building for temporary residents

    One of the big changes regarding this project is that it will be made compatible with other uses. Not only will young residents stay there, but also adults. This will mean that professional or international teams will be able to organise camps at the Ciutat Esportiva de Sant Joan Despí. To deal with the compatibility of uses, two floors will be used for this specific function: the basement (with a gymnasium, water area, dining rooms, audiovisual room, and others) and one at the very top with single rooms for 40 people and a massage parlour. These two floors link directly via elevators and will be accessed via different entrances to those used by the children.

    A sustainable Masia

    Aside from aesthetics, the building will also involve certain sustainable elements, such as, for example, being designed not to directly absorb heat from the sun. Also to combine sustainability with technology, the generation of electricity by photovoltaic panels on the roof is being looked into.

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    Re: New La Masia

    thx 4 info i've read it before
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    Map of La Masia exports



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    Re: Map of La Masia exports

    Thanks mate for sharing this information with us.

    Yeah, we have so many good players coming from our incubator to build five first teams.
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    Re: New La Masia

    La Masia is the best academy for developing young players to be the best in the world. How many top Europe clubs have alot of players from their youth systems ? I can barely think of any.
    Almost half of our squad are from La Masia

    Valdes, Puyol, Pique, Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Sanchez, Pedro, Sergi Busquets, Bojan ..

    Imajine we get Cesc back ? Can you guys picture a midfield off
    ---------Busquets--------
    -----Cesc------Xavi------

    La Masia and Catalan power ! 8-)
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    Re: New La Masia

    Soon enough we´re not even going to have any of our old image. Something I´m worried about

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    Re: New La Masia

    Same here, I kind of liked the way old building looked

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    Re: New La Masia

    Same here mate, new out look of the stadium. No la masia, no mini estadi we´ve nothing left no boixos nothing.

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    Re: Few pics of La Masia

    Thx Bojan.Great photos.
    By the way young players are looking for girls on the internet ?
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    Re: Few pics of La Masia

    I`m buying a beer to anyone who knows who the guy in the middle is?
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    Re: Few pics of La Masia

    Well done!

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    Re: Few pics of La Masia

    Ain't it De la Pena on the left?!
    “Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains”

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    Re: Few pics of La Masia

    Yes
    "In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Re: Few pics of La Masia

    When Little Buddha emerged to first team, I gotta tell you, it`s been a crazy hype. Forget about Messi and Bojan debuts. This was something out of the World.
    De La Pena was so popular, that even here in Croatia, every youngster that shaved his head called it "De La Pena haircut"