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Napoli Afragola Station

Architecture | 23 Jun 2017

RAILROAD INTERCHANGE

Designed by the renowened achitecture studio Zaha Hadid Architects, train station of Napoli Afragola is an interchange key point, unifying four high speed inter-city lines, three inter-regional lines and a local commuter line.
The architects created a “urbanised public bridge” that brings the communities on both ends of the station together. The walkway above the eight railroads becomes one of the station’s main spaces because it allows the access to every platform and has within itself all the necessary services to departures, arrivals and exchanges.
The visitors’ paths also determined the Napoli Afragola station’s design. Two large entrances on both ends of the building lead them to the atrium, where one can find stores and other conveniences such as cafés and restaurants.
One of the aims was that this station was ecologically sustainable and, therefore, one of its characteristics is the solar panels integrated in the roof.

 

 

Photos: Jacopo Splimbergo
Render: Zaha Hadid Architects

 

 Zaha Hadid Architects

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