A new sports stadium is set to be built into what looks like a Mexican volcano. Jean-Marie Massaud and Daniel Pouzet, partners in Paris-based Studio Massaud, won a competition to...

A new sports stadium is set to be built into what looks like a Mexican volcano. Jean-Marie Massaud and Daniel Pouzet, partners in Paris-based Studio Massaud, won a competition to design a new soccer stadium with a grassy "volcano" enclosure and stretched-fabric "cloud" roof at Mexico’s Centro de Cultura, Convenciones y Negocios Jorge Vergara Cabrera, more commonly known as the JVC Center. Jean-Marie Massaud told Interior Design magazine:

"A soccer stadium can be beautiful, but what’s the first thing you notice? The roof. So architects overemphasize it, even though it’s really just coquetry. When the sun shines at a sharp angle, nobody gets shelter. When there’s wind or rain, it’s the same.

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