High speed architecture

Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster + Partners, Santiago Calatrava,

Gianluca Giordano,

Naples, Rotterdam, Rome, London,

Stations, Sport & Wellness,

Projects dedicated to railway stations recently featured in the pages of Floornature, in a journey through “high speed” architecture.

High speed architecture

The new railway station designed by Zaha Hadid Architects for the Italian High Speed Rail line, recently opened just a few kms from Naples, gives us the opportunity to rediscover the projects featured in Floornature dedicated to railway stations and trains.

The project by Zaha Hadid Architects is just one of the latest to alter the landscape of Italy, introducing new landmarks or transforming areas of cities, for example the project by Domique Perrault in Piazza Garibaldi, also in Naples. If we follow the Italian High Speed Rail line, there is a project that dates back to a few years ago: the Roma Tiburtina High Speed Stationdesigned by Studio ABDR. Another example of a new landmark on the territory is the Reggio Emilia High Speed Mediopadana station designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, which we presented in Floornature through beautiful photos by Gianluca Giordano. Moving outside Italy, to New York, a year ago Oculus, the newWorld Trade Center Transportation Hub was opened, again designed by Santiago Calatrava. And back in Europe Rotterdam Central Station, designed by Team CS (Benthem Crouwel Architects, MVSA Meyer en van Schooten Architecten and West 8) is fully integrated into the city, thanks to the continuity of its paving with the square in front of the station. There is also the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station, designed byFoster + Partners, part of a huge infrastructure project to cross London from East to West.

(Agnese Bifulco)