Napoli Afragola High Speed Train Station
One of 13 new stations for Italy’s high speed rail system, Napoli Afragola serves as a monumental gateway to the city.
The environmental and services strategies were focused on using the abundant natural resources of the region to keep energy use to a minimum.
The project features inter-seasonal groundwater cooling and heating, solar hot-water generation, rainwater recycling and north-light daylighting. There is also mixed-mode ventilation for the station concourse areas.
The station platform canopies have been designed to allow for the future installation of extensive photovoltaic arrays. It’s envisaged these might one day meet the station’s entire operational electricity needs