Rome, 16 December 2015
The Tiburtina Station in Rome: a new way to experience the city.
A smart city tailored to travellers and residents. A city within a city that now hosts the MOVEAT exhibition - The Routes of Food: from Ancient Rome to Modern Europe.
Founded in 2010 with a tunnel-bridge made of glass of great value, suspended on the railway tracks and signed by Paolo Desideri (ABDR Associated Architects), today, the High - Speed Tiburtina Station is a genuine hub that joins shops with new services.
The surrounding property areas belonging to the FS Italiane Group redefine hosting, among other things, with new laboratories for scientific research and educational activities for students of La Sapienza University.
Starting today, Rome Tiburtina hosts MOVEAT - The Routes of Food: from Ancient Rome to Modern Europe.
Dedicated to the history of the transport of foodstuffs and promoted by Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane along with Grandi Stazioni.
Fresh from its success at the Expo Milano 2015, the exhibition leg of the Roman hub of FS Italiane will last until 15 June 2016, on the occasion of the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.
Designed by Andrea Schiavo and prepared by the Superintendence for the Coliseum, the Roman National Museum and Rome's archaeological area, MOVEAT will be offered to the Roman public in one of the "bubbles" of the new Tiburtina train station, every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
An interactive exhibit including, pictures, maps and written testimony that revolve around the attention given to food.
The supply and nutrition in ancient Rome are narrated by highlighting the Italian centrality regarding the routes of Europe and the then known world.
The first video shows the main routes of food during the Roman Empire: the route of grain, wine, olive oil, garum and the spices. A second video is dedicated to the transport of food by railway, with trains of past centuries connecting places of production and consumption, even thousands of kilometres away.
Commercial Activities and the services available to passengers, a green area equipped for the wait, a free Wi-Fi network and an App that helps you find your way around.
There is also a piano at the Tiburtina Station: an invitation to the music for private residents, passengers and visitors, 365 days a year.
A real beating heart in the city these days, enriched by a large Christmas tree, where residents and travellers can leave a note hanging with a wish, during their holiday shopping run at the station.
Tiburtina also means more green: the Urban Garden, almost 600 square metres of urban garden, in the heart of the station, open to the public.
A green space dedicated to all for discovering a new way of experiencing the train station.
Piazza Ipogea (Ipogea Square) is a feast of fragrances, colours and the sounds of nature.
Newly opened in September, and inspired by the famous Horto Sallustiano Villa Adriana in Tivoli, it has immediately achieved great success: in the first 30 days, over 10,000 people signed up for information or to plant seeds in the planters dedicated.
The works that are transforming the urban reality surrounding the station highlights the success of a new city model, increasingly integrated into the urban fabric.
There will be a total of 100,000 square metres of public green, 13,000 metres of public squares and pedestrian areas, 63,500 square metres of urban services, 109,000 sq m of parking lots, 220,000 sq m of road traffic and 156,000 sq m of private facilities.
An opportunity, therefore, not only to connect Rome with the rest of Italy, but also to leave an important mark on the road to redeveloping the eastern part of the nation's Capital.
The seat of the engineering faculty within walking distance from Roma Tiburtina train station.
It is the result of the agreement between FS Italiane and the University of La Sapienza in Rome.
The area sold has an extension of 6,400 square meters and an entire building site of 4,200 square meters. The site is part of a 92 hectare area, for which two thirds are owned by the Italian State Railways and one third by the Capital City of Rome.
A transformed space that also allows the process of enhancing the neighbouring districts.
The project aims to create a real centre for the development of teaching and research at the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering.
The strategic location makes the property suitable to hosting conferences and seminars and enables the outfitting of experimental workshops tailored to the needs of modern research.
With the arrival of the University and the new BNL-BNP Paribas headquarters, whose sites are nearing completion, it adds just another important element of urban development, in an area, that in recent years has experienced a profound transformation closely linked to the construction of the new Tiburtina Railway Station.
Showcase quality of railway architecture and futuristic design, the Tiburtina Station hub comes with a new car park (about 130 stalls) for tourist coaches exiting from the A24 motorway.
Also useful for the pilgrims during the Jubilee of the Mercy, with a brief stop for the transfer from rubber wheels to iron rails, allowing them to reach San Pietro (St. Peter's Basilica) thanks to FL3 line connections (Tiburtina - San Pietro).
Here are some numbers that serve to paint a picture of the imposing structure that the Italian FS provides daily to travellers and residents: 50,000 square meters in total, 4,000 of which are utilized for the services of the primary railway station, 10,000 square meters of commercial areas, 7,000 sq m glass display windows, and 1,100 parking spaces of which 430 are covered.
The structure is composed of 13,400 tonnes of steel, 95,000 cubic metres of concrete, 20 railway tracks, 29 lifts and elevators and 52 escalators.
This Roman station serves passengers daily, as they arrive and depart with 64 Frecciarossa high-speed trains, 22 Frecciargento and 10 trains divided between Intercity and Night coaches (Notte).
The domestic supply (96 trains) are then added to about 307 regional links, which make the Tiburtina Station the most important railway junction of Rome, also designed also for the movement of pilgrims during the Jubilee of Mercy.
For the Jubilee, in fact, we have prepared 1,054 trains per day that reach the stations of the Capital City: 225 are Intercity and Frecce; while the other 829 are convoys including regional trains.