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New Tiburtina train station

Sted: Roma, Italia, Arkitekt: ABD Associate Architects lead by Paolo Desideri, Byggeår: 2011

Adresse: Piazzale della Stazione Tiburtina, 00162 Roma

The renovation of Tiburtina station in eastern Rome has been talked about since 1984 and alas works have begun. The operation is complex as it involves resizing the station, regenerating
the surrounding areas and adding a stretch of road to improve the local traffic. The new design is a bridge over the existing spinal chord of the rail tracks. It aspires to be a station at international level and a meeting point at neighbourhood level. It will be a bridge but also an urban boulevard that will reconnect two areas that had long been separated by the tracks: the residential Nomentano and the more rundown Pietralata.

The Bridge-Station is designed with flexibility of space in mind: inside, suspended multi purpose volumes have been created and vertical support structures have been eliminated to help reduce
the impact of vibrations coming from the trains whizzing past below. Similar to the tongue of a bell, thanks to gravity each suspended space will soften the vibrations transmitted by the container.

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