The World Tunnel Conference will be held in Naples from 3rd to 9th of May 2019. Also Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane will take part in the key event for the engineering and geotechnical sectors linked to tunnelling, promoted by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES) and Società Italiana Gallerie (SIG).
WTC Naples 2019 will host conferences, seminars and workshops related to the world of underground design and constructions, with a focus on engineering and innovation. The inclusion of themes suggested by the city of Naples and its context will characterize this edition, giving a distinctive perspective.
The metropolitan area of Naples hosts, in fact, many underground structures back-dated to the Ancient Roman Empire, dominating the Mediterranean. At the same time though, the city of Naples is also a place for innovative infrastructures like the so called urban underground “Stations of Arts”, such as the multi-awarded Toledo and Università stations. These places are an example of the ability to value a space through the synergy and interaction between Art, Archaeology and Architecture, and also represent a model for innovative solutions accomplished during excavation works. Considering all of this, WTC 2019 has come to the decision to plan some sessions dedicated to the “Triple A”.