Garibaldi Square, Naples, Italy

Renewal of an intermodal metropolitan transport hub

Garibaldi Square – Rama streetlight

In Naples, the project for the new Garibaldi station on Line 1 of the metro system falls within an urban district that is strategically crucial to the city’s logistics. Architect Dominique Perrault’s work will turn this district into the Quartiere delle Cinque Stazioni (the 5-station district), an intermodal metropolitan transport hub that will be developed over several phases. The first phase has already set out the dense geometric grid that characterises the project as a whole, defining the Line 1 station, the design of Piazza Garibaldi, the underground shopping area, and the large pergola that covers several surfaces.

Garibaldi Square – Rama streetlight

Garibaldi Square – Rama streetlight

To light up this large square and the spectacular metal pergola that adorns it, Gonzalo Milá’s Rama streetlight has been chosen, a street lamp with clear, simple lines that combines luminaires at differing heights. The result is understated lighting that is fully integrated into the prismatic framework of Perrault’s project.

Author: Dominique Perrault Architecture

Photography: Urbidermis