The beautiful station “Toledo” on Line 1 of the Naples metro, “a masterpiece of engineering and architecture”, is in running for the Oscar of the Underground Public Works.
The station, announces the Italian Tunnelling Society (SIG) on its official website, is the Italian candidate “presented by the Metropolitana di Napoli and Metropolitana Milanese for the ITA Tunnelling Awards 2015 for the category Tunnelling Project of the Year (amount between 50 million and 500 million euro) “.
The ITA Tunnelling Awards 2015 will be held in Hagerbach on November 19.
“The station – the SIG writes – was inserted in 2014 ranks among the most beautiful stations in Europe according to the British newspaper Daily Telegraph and among the most beautiful stations in the world according to the ranking of the American broadcaster CNN. It was also awarded of the prestigious international “Emirates Glass LEAF Awards” in 2013 as “Public Work of the Year” in the category “Transport and Infrastructure”. The enormous qualities that have distinguished the “Toledo” station from both the technological and constructive points of view and from the architectural, artistic and archaeological ones make the work an excellent candidate to the Tunnel Awards 2015 and represent also an excellent card to support the candidature of the Italian SIG to host the World Tunnel Congress 2019 in Naples developed on the subject “Tunnels and Underground Cities – Engineering and Innovation Meet Archeology, Architecture and Art! ”