Roma – 2018
Roma – 2018
Station Valle Aurelia
Veiled parts and unveiled parts to transform architecture into poetry
The idea of the restyling project Valle Aurelia station has the main purpose of enhancing the whole complex, giving the station building not only places of transit, but also living spaces of architectural quality.
The restyling project of the Valle Aurelia station in Rome is part of the initiative to improve the railway infrastructure of the FS Group.
The design activity is focused on the goal of creating the conditions for a sustainable project, due to the aspect of the choice of material (aluminum recycled surface product). Not only is the aluminum surface easy to maintain over a lifetime; but the low-cost second-skin design naturally filters (protects) the existing fabric from sun exposure.
Foto © Moreno Maggi
The restyling project of the Valle Aurelia station in Rome is the winner of prestigious prizes and awards for design excellence. Among which it won the Architect of the Year Award – The Architecture Community (First Award) and the GADA Award 2019 for Sustainability and Innovation.
The idea of creating a double skin in expanded metal was born from the need to offer a new architectural and formal look to the existing building. The second skin has thus given rise to an architectural transfiguration without altering or subtracting elements from the original building body.
The station was characterized by a vertical development. The design outcome offers the observer the idea of being faced with two distinct buildings, one going uphill, the other downhill: the univocal choice of materials offers and maintains a strong sense of unity instead. A result obtained also thanks to the use of colors and the study of distances and the perception of volumes.
|rtf Runners-Up Award|
|Architect of the Year Award|
|The PLAN Award, Shortlisted|
|World Design Award|
|NDA Design Award|
|GADA Sustainability Award|
Architecture of Alessia Maggio