According to journalist Kate Springer, from CNN “Zaha Hadid Architects’ Napoli-Afragola High Speed Train Station is set to redefine rail travel, at least stylistically, with its sculptural white facade that resembles a snake”.
The inauguration is scheduled for June, while for the completion of all the services we will have to wait until the end 2018. Naples Afragola station has been designed by Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, who recently passed away, and, thanks to its architecture and innovation, is considered among the most beautiful works of 2017.
The new station will be a bridge over the tracks, in this way the wide passage needed to connect the various platforms is transformed into the main passenger tunnel, nothing less than 350 meters long. The main hall is designed as a large bright atrium with a 5000 square meters stained-glass window that allows the controlled diffusion of direct sunlight. Here passengers will be able to enjoy waiting for their high speed train to Rome.
Ilona Catani Scarlett