The new Duomo underground station in Naples, designed by Massimiliano Fuksas, will open in July 2021

The underground station-museum will allow visitors to admire the Roman temple, discovered in 2004, from the historic Piazza Nicola Amore, through a massive transparent dome. 


In a few months the Duomo underground station on Line 1, one of the most beautiful and evocative underground lines in the world, will reopen. The Duomo stop, which has been the subject of a very complex and laborious renovation project, was redesigned by Massimiliano Fuksas and his wife Doriana Mandrelli, in a proposal first presented in 2004, before the discovery of a basement of a temple dating back to the first century AD and numerous extraordinarily interesting finds. This discovery obviously upset the initial project, which was then revised to highlight the archaeological site. 

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A geodesic bubble structure was therefore designed to preserve the temple, with a steel structure and triangular glass allowing natural light to shine directly on the ruins, in an interesting interaction between the exterior and the first underground level, accessible via a separate entrance route. 

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The second underground level, at a depth of 40 metres, will host the actual station, the physical experience of urban travel represented through geometric textures that run through colours and mirrored surfaces. The project includes backlit and carved steel panels, which change colour according to the moment of the day and the weather conditions outside. The flooring and stairs will be in travertine, while the exit staircase will be in lava stone.

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The first renderings of the project, which is expected to be completed in July 2021, have been presented.

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