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    New Mexican baseball stadium will feature a lightweight steel roof shaped like a devil’s trident

    Chicago firm JAHN and Mexican office ADG have unveiled designs for a new Mexican baseball stadium with a roof modelled on the three-pronged spear often associated with the devil.

    Scheduled to open in 2017 in Mexico City, the new 13,000 seat ‘Estadio Diablos’ will be the home of baseball team Los Diablos Rojos del Mexico, which translates as the Red Devils of Mexico.       

    The stadium’s roof will compose of lightweight steel wrapped in a PTFE textile material that, according to the architects, will be "sharp, translucent, luminous and dynamic".

    Supporting the roof will be six truncated pyramids clad in indigenous volcanic rock, alluding to the design of an ancient Mesoamerican temple.

    Four major public spaces with very distinct characteristics make up the stadium complex, including a civic plaza, public plaza, the “great berm” and gardens that will serve to preserve and foster the existing local plant species.

    The Estadio Diablos is also striving to be a Net-Zero building by using passive systems with minimal HVAC integration and active water reduction systems.

    Courtesy Arch Daily

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