Metropolitana di Napoli
Capodichino Aeroporto Station in Naples, Italy is a new underground station that will connect the city’s existing airport terminal with Napoli Centrale railway station in Piazza Garibaldi and the ferry terminal at Piazza Municipio.
The project – designed by RSHP and developed in conjunction with WP - includes a dramatic daylit, open, circular ‘well’ that descends to the underground trains, animated by the vertical movement of passengers in eight panoramic lifts.
The station, as a daylit subterranean piazza, will become a dramatic first welcome to Naples for many visitors.
The distinctive spiralling staircases, which serve as means of escape, accentuate the drama and verticality of the well.
The roof is a light structure that floats over the well, allowing natural light to penetrate deep down so that, even at its maximum depth of 43 metres, it is daylit.