Torino Porta Susa, Bologna HS, Reggio Emilia Mediopadana, Roma Tiburtina and Napoli Afragola.
Five high-speed stations marked the return of the great railway architecture after 50 years. Stations no longer viewed as places of passage but as multi-service hubs.
Following the realisation of significant works such as that of the Roma Termini station by Angiolo Mazzoni or Firenze Santa Maria Novella designed by Giovanni Michelucci, a new epoch of railway architecture returns to Italy, triggering and accelerating the redevelopment of the urban fabric. In addition to making connections in our country faster and more comfortable when travelling for study, work or tourism, the works are also representative signs of the redevelopment of the territory.
Architectural excellence as engines of development. Indeed, these stations are part of the programme of operations of the FS Italiane Group, which remains the largest investor in the country.
The FS Group is dedicated to regenerating the territory, investing, creating jobs and favouring growth.
Designed by AREP - parent company Jean-Marie Duthilleul and Etienne Tricaud - with Silvio D’Ascia and Agostino Magnaghi, the Torino Porta Susa is comprised of an impressive and elegant gallery in steel and glass. The space unfurls with great harmony, integrating the various means of transport present within the area.
Photo Credits: © Erica Marenchino
Bologna HS, as an Italferr and FS Italiane Group project, positioned 23 metres below ground and extending across three levels, is the keystone of the entire project to upgrade the Bologna hub.
Photo Credits: © Giuliana Rondina
Designed by Santiago Calatrava, it presents as a sinuous roof structure with steel portals covering the viaduct on which the HS train tracks run.
Photo Credits: © Edoardo Cortesi
Designed by Paolo Desideri - ABDR Architetti, the station was conceived so as to be both an international railway station and pedestrian boulevard, as a hinge between Nomentano and Tiburtino - Pietralata, districts historically separated by the tracks.
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Napoli Afragola is a project by Zaha Hadid. The British archistar of Iraqi origin imagined a sinuous structure that abstractly recalls the image of a modern train in motion. A veritable hub in the heart of the Naples' metropolitan area.
Photo Credits: © Laura De Micco