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Napoli-Afragola High Speed Train Station

  • Naples, Italy
  • 2003 – 2012
  • RFI s.p.a.
  • Under Construction
  • 20,000m2

A gateway to Naples, a well-organised transport interchange and a landmark announcing the approach to the city. Our concept is a bridge extending across the tracks, an urbanised public link shaped by a dynamic architectural language geared towards the articulation of movement.

The New High Speed Station Napoli Afragola emerges from the idea of an overhead concourse for accessing platforms, enlarged to such a degree that it becomes the main passenger hub, in itself.

This is a through-station that acts as the nucleus of a new, proposed business park linking the various surrounding towns. It also allows two strips of extended parkland to move openly through the site alongside the tracks, opening and connecting the station to the surrounding landscape and business park.

Our dynamic architectural language is pursued further on the interior of the building, where the trajectory of travelers determines the geometry of the space.




Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

Project Architect

Filippo Innocenti

Design Team

Paola Cattarin, Michele Salvi, Roberto Vangeli, Luciano Letteriello, Domenico Di Francesco, Marco Guardincerri, Davide del Giudice, Cesare Griffa, Federico Bistolfi, Mario Mattia, Paolo Zilli, Tobias Hegemann, Chiara Beccarini, Alessandra Bellia, Serena Pietrantonj, Roberto Cavallaro, Karim Muallem

Competition Team

Filippo Innocenti, Fernando Pérez Vera, Ergian Alberg, Hon Kong
Chee, Cesare Griffa, Karim Muallem, Steven Hatzellis, Thomas
Vietzke, Jens Borstelmann, Robert Neumayr, Elena Perez, Adriano De
Gioannis, Simon Kim, Selim Mimita

Structural / Geotechnics

Adams Kara Taylor, Interprogetti


Max Fordham (London, UK), Macchiaroli & Partners, Studio Reale, Paul Guilleron

Cost / QS

Building Consulting


Macchiaroli & Partners srl
Interplan 2



Transport Engineering