The station serves as the entry point and linkage between Italy and Northern Europe. Conceived as much for the city as it was for its functional purpose, the station strengthens an important urban axis.
The project’s striking glass gallery is an intentional nod to the historical glazed halls of the 1800s, from World’s Fairs to historical railway stations. Here, however, the volume derives its shape from a quite modern technology: that of the high-speed (TGV) train, as the station measures 385m in length, or the length of such a train’s configuration. At its widest, the station measures 33 m. The gallery is made-up of glazed panels with integrated solar cells (spanning a surface area of 15,000 m2) which aim to produce 680,000 kWh/yr.
Proposed as a new pedestrian thoroughfare, the gallery is traversed by existing city axes, allowing the station to stitch back together areas of the city previously divided.
will be connected at the South to a mixed-use tower currently underway. Access is provided by a multitude of circulation elements : ramps, escalators, stairs, elevators... which help ensure ease-of-passage amongst the station’s various levels, from the metro access at its lowest point (-5), to the main tracks (-3), to the main level (-1).
status: Livré, built / Concours lauréat, competition winner
location: Turin, Italy
Programme / typology: Pôle d’échanges TGV, high-speed transit hub
team: Silvio d’Ascia Architecture - AREP - Agostino Magnaghi
Surface: 30,000 m2
cost: 65 M €
awards: Large Rail Station of the Year 2013; European Steel Award 2013; Eurosolar Award 2012