Friday, June 14, 2024

When the Duomo stop of the Naples metro opens


The magnificent underground museum will allow you to see the Roman temple discovered in 2004. And you will also be able to see it from the outside, thanks to the large transparent dome located in Piazza Amore. Here are the images of the station, which will open to the public next July.

Duomo metro stop © Studio Fuksas Napoli VISTA EXT.RGB color

The first images of the Duomo stop of the Naples metro, on line 1, which will open in july 2021 after a very long wait due to a very laborious construction site. The project, signed by the archistar Massimiliano Fuksas together with his wife Doriana Mandrelli, was first unveiled in 2004, before finding the base of a 1st century Isolympic Games temple eight meters deep. AD, a discovery that radically disrupted the initial plan. Even after the opening of the metro, the restoration work on the ancient monument will continue, which will also be visible from the outside thanks to the special transparent dome designed by the designers: it is a structure made of corten steel and glass and located in Piazza Nicola Amore, where these days the areas of the work that are no longer necessary are already being eliminated and a new traffic reorganization is being initiated.


The concept behind the project for the Duomo stop of the Naples metro is “a ride as an astronautAs Fuksas defined it: those who access the structure will be able to go underground -the subway platforms will be 40 meters deep- experiencing a particular journey through a series of suggestive carved and backlit steel panels that change color according to the times of the day and external weather conditions. The floor and stairs are made of travertine while the exit staircase is made of volcanic stone.

Duomo metro stop © Studio Fuksas Naples, LIGHTING BLUE descendery
Duomo metro stop © Studio Fuksas Naples, LIGHTING BLUE descendery


I think the Duomo station is by far one of the most beautiful stations in the world and in a few months it will finally open to the public “, commented the mayor of Naples Luigi of Magistris during the subway inspection. “The station, designed by Fuksas, is distributed over four levels and will allow you to admire the splendid religious temple found during the excavations, dating from the 1st century AD, built by Emperor Augustus and dedicated to the cult of the Isolympic games that took place in Naples , at that time considered the westernmost Greek city. The temple will be visible from the outside through a glass roof and a separate path from the entrance to the subway. The piers, on the other hand, are 40 meters deep and are accessed through a path of panels that change color, recalling the colors of the day from dawn to night. ” A perfect opportunity, as soon as you can, to visit the other dozens of amazing Naples metro stations on urban and extra-urban lines. A world unicum that after decades continues to amaze citizens and tourists. As the authorized newspapers point out: the most beautiful subway on the planet.

-Giulia Ronchi

Giulia Ronchi

Giulia Ronchi was born in Pesaro in 1991. She graduated in Cultural Heritage Sciences from the Catholic University of Milan and in Visual Cultures and Curatorial Practices from the Brera Academy. She was one of the founders of the OUT44 curatorial group, organizing exhibitions and workshops with emerging artists from the Milanese scene. He was the curator of the Mobile Bolards project at the “XXXFuoriFestival” video art festival in Pesaro. He has collaborated with Exibart and Artslife magazines, reviewing exhibitions and interviewing prominent art personalities. She currently collaborates with the women’s magazines Elle, Elle Decor, Marie Claire and the men’s Esquire writing about art, culture, lifestyle, feminism and women’s stories. She is the curator of the column “World’s Most Influential Curators” for Marie Claire and “Love Stories in Art History” for Elle.

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