Located between Corso Bolzano and the tree-lined avenue known as the “Spina”, the new Turin Porta Susa HS Station is a spectacular steel and glass gallery – 386 metres long and around 30 metres wide – spaced by a series of gallery crossings that continue the previous road system.
The facilities providing services to passengers and the city inside the urban gallery are located in transparent steel and glass areas, while car parks and technical facilities are located on the two underground levels.
The project’s architecture is a modern reinterpretation of the magnificent 19th-century urban galleries and nineteenth-century railway lobbies.
From a “system” viewpoint, the station has four environs:
This Piedmont HS hub received the 2012 European Solar Award for the station vault roof, made with a system of solar panels providing part of the entire station’s electricity needs. This recognition was awarded by the Eurosolar Association.
The levels used for various types of transport (HS, regional trains, underground, taxis, cars, buses, trams, motorbikes and bicycles) are connected via walkways that ensure continuation with nearby urban routes. The facilities providing services to passengers and the city are located inside the urban gallery in transparent steel and glass areas, while car parks and technical facilities are located in the two underground levels.