Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Capodichino Metro Station

Capodichino Metro Station

Date
2006-

Client
Metropolitana di Napoli

Location
Naples, Italy

Construction Cost
€60,000,000

Site Area
7,500m²

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Overview

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.

Data

Date
2006-

Client
Metropolitana di Napoli

Location
Naples, Italy

Construction Cost
€60,000,000

Area
Site Area
7,500m²

Local  Architect
Smith Barracco Studio

Structural Engineer
Studio Cavuoto

Contractor
Astaldi - Moccia

Cost Consultant
Metropolitana di Napoli

Civil Engineer
Metropolitana Milanese

Traffic Engineer
Metropolitana Milanese

Team

Davide Costa

Amarjit Kalsi

Adrian King

Faidra Matziaraki

Leonardo Pelleriti

Richard Rogers

James Stopps

Rae Whittow-Williams

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