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metro line 1
turin italy


Guidelines for the new metro line in Turin, Italy.


Complete design of the new stations.


Data sheet


Client: SATTI SpaTorinese Trasporti Intercomunali


Design competition: 1999 Delivery: 2006-2011


Project architect: Jean Pierre Vaysse

Engineering: Philippe Michel SYSTRA, GEODATA, RFR


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The design brief


Creation of a new 28 kilometer-long automatic metro line.


The challenge consists of taking into account: the technical problems tied to an existing city environment, the economics of a standardized overall approach to the design while personalizing each station.


It was also important to respect the city’s overall character.

The project


The design of a public facility, which offers qualities similar to those of Turin’s “noble” urban spaces.


A metro line with cohesive architecture while maintaining its strong and innovative identity.


A calm, sober, yet varied atmospheres, which rely on the quality of light, the readability of the spatial progressions, as well as visual and acoustical comfort.


Participative design process through a strong collaboration with elected officials, the city administration, city planners, architects, engineers.