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Naples Subway Project, southern Italy – design by Amanda Levete Architects + Anish Kapoor

17 Nov 2009

Naples subway station – Construction

Monte St Angelo Subway station in Naples, a project in collaboration with Anish Kapoor is now on site

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photos : peppe testa

Previously:

Monte S Angelo Metro entrances + tunnel link, Traiano
2003-10
Design: Amanda Levete Architects + Anish Kapoor

MONTE ST ANGELO SUBWAY
A work in collaboration with Anish Kapoor
2003

The brief from the City of Naples, to create a fully-functioning tube station that is in itself a work of art, demands a synthesis of purpose and beauty that is fundamental to our creative process. A second primary point of inspiration is the site. At the surface the station will be the central element in the urban and cultural regeneration of the Traiano district that has suffered in its recent history from infrastructural isolation and neglect. Simultaneously the network of tunnels and vaults designed and subsequently abandoned midway through a previous tube station project, describes an underworld barely tangible in the gleaming and sanitary underground spaces of contemporary subway projects. In the shadow of Vesuvius and embedded in layers of early civilisation, these dark and brutal concrete shells have been inspirational to our formal and material approach.

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We began the process by stretching and moulding plasticine forms, synthesising the primary access requirements within and around the existing negative volumes. As layers of programme have been introduced, the eternal tension between form and function has been worked through while preserving the singular purpose and integrity of the forms.

The two entrances to the subway are a response to their particular urban condition. With the backdrop of a mountain the Universita entrance in Corten steel appears to have been pulled from the underground to create a dramatic, powerful and almost primal form. The Triano entrance is a typical urban condition bordered by medium rise residential buildings. Here the more refined aluminium form appears almost impossibly supported as it slips into the void below.

Naples subway station – Building Information

Status: On site; Completion 2010
Client: S.E.P.S.A.
Location: Naples, Italy
Contract Value: £75 million
Area: 86 112 ft2; 8000 m2
Program: Subway stations

Consultants Engineers: Arup
Local architect: Studio DAZ
Services engineers: Tecnosistem

Commissioned as Future Systems and completed as Amanda Levete Architects


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