Saturday, January 18, 2020


Piazzale della Stazione Tiburtina

1939 Angiolo Mazzoni Del Grande (1894/1979)

Grand and modern restructuring largely completed in 2012 by ABDR Associates Architects directed by Paolo Desideri
The new bold and remarkable structure is not yet fully used
It is the second railway station in Rome and it is dedicated to Count Camillo Benso di Cavour

SOME FIGURES that give an idea of the magnitude of this station:

50,000 m² (12.3 acres) of surface
4,000 m² (1 acre) of land for the primary services of the station
36,000 m² (8.9 acres) of areas of secondary services, technical and connective
7,000 m² (1.7 acres) of exterior glazing
10,000 m² (2.5 acres) of commercial areas
140,000 visitors a day
1,100 parking spaces of which 430 covered
20 tracks
29 lifts and hoists
52 escalators

“The gallery, free minimum width of 10 meters, is characterized by the presence of suspended volumes (volumi sospesi, VOS) and is dotted with pillars supporting the roof. The environmental comfort of the large space of the gallery is guaranteed by the use of bioclimatic devices that, in addition to reducing energy consumption and, therefore, operating costs, limit the use of a system of forced ventilation and air conditioning. Microclimate thus obtained will be characterized, consistent with its nature of space for passage, by an attenuation of feeling hot or cold compared to the outside (...). The ‘volumes’ (VOS) suspended within the large gallery, characterize the space, building with their reach toward the central area, those suggestions that are typical of a public space, especially when this is both a railway station, a commercial space, and a kind of urban street, able to connect two parts of the city” (Official website of the Italian Railway

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