Garibaldi Square, Naples
Dominique Perrault 


The project for the Line 1 Metro Station Piazza Garibaldi is inserted into an urban district with a strategic relevance for the whole city of Naples, in terms of scale and logistics. Five stations are present in the area: the Railway Central Station, the upcoming High Velocity Train Railway Station, the Circumvesuviana Station and the Line 1 and Line 2 Metro Stations.

Its materialization has been conceived to be developed in different phases. The first phase concerns the completion of the metro stations, the sunken commercial mall, the square and the huge metallic cantilevered roof. A dense geometrical grid, applied to the whole project, defines the design of the square, of the shining surfaces of the commercial gallery, and of the large prismatic roof. The light roof becomes a giant ‘pergola’, 16.5 meters high, in continuity with the Railway Central Station shelter, which is a characteristic architectural presence. The height above the level zero does not exceed, however, 8.5 meters in height, thus maintaining the scale of the existing roof. Its surface – a cladding of perforated metal, of variable density and permeability to sunlight and water –, has a changing appearance depending on the light conditions.


Cliente Client

Metropolitana di Napoli

Arquitectos Architects

Dominique Perrault Architecture

Colaboradores Collaborators

Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost (dirección artística artistic direction); Giovanna Chimeri (arquitecto de proyecto project architect); Antonio Bergamasco, Julien Boitard, Florian Brillet, Ryo Chosokabe, Gabriel Choukroun, Kotaro Horiuchi, Cyril Lancelin, Shigeki Maeda, Guido Montecchio, Elena Martínez-Caraballo, Enrico Martino, Yves Moreau, Caroline Nachtigall-Marten, Misse Nikaes, Cédric Renaud, Miza Mucciarelli, Cinzia Casale, Annalisa De Maestri, Francesco Proto

Consultores Consultants

Bollinger+Grohmann (estructura structural engineering); Ing. Jean Paul Lamoureux (acústica e iluminación acoustics and lighting engineering)

Contratista Contractor

Metropolitana di Napoli and Metropolitana di Milano