December 12, 2008
tract of the Italian High-Speed Railway Network will be inaugurated tomorrow, thus enabling a great leap forward towards the completion of this powerful infrastructure. Once up and running full blast, it will become a sort of “high-speed underground” that, in very short time, will connect the major Italian cities (Milan
in just over an hour, Milan
in 4 hours and 10 minutes) and the major European capitals.
The interest of the world of architect lies principally in the consequent realisation of the new train stations
, including the reconstruction of already existing stations.
The design of these new poles of urban requalification – this is what the New Stations
will become – have indeed been entrusted to some of the great names of world architecture: AREP
, Santiago Calatrava
in Reggio Emilia
, Arata Isozaki
, Norman Foster
, and Zaha Hadid