- ClientROMA METROPOLITANE
- Year 2010
- Sectors Urban Transport
- Services - Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
- Landscape studies
Coordination of the Environmental Impact Study and landscaping for the extension of underground line A: section Anagnina - Torre Angela
The work involves the coordination of the Environmental Impact Study and the development of the landscaping project regarding the Metro A extension beyond Rome ring road (GRA), from Anagnina existing stop until Torre Angela station of The Metro C Line. The proposed extension covers a wide area including ongoing transformation projects regarding settlement planning and infrastructure development.
The new infrastructure layout consists of 6.5 km comprising of 10 stations, with one exchange parking structure. This extension establishes the connection of major infrastructure and service destinations, such as the interchange stations of Anagnina (Metro A line) and Torre Angela (Metro C line), the new university campus of Tor Vergata University and the Tor Vergata General Hospital, which will be directly linked to the station through a footbridge.
An important phase of the work is the one represented by the Landscaping Report, whose structure is shown below:
- urban and landscape planning;
- relations with plans already under effect;
- current landscape context;
- description of the work;
- relation between the project and the context;
- relation between the project and the urban landscape;
- interventions concerning the extension inclusion in the surrounding landscape.
The Environmental Coordination of the entire study allowed to relate design solutions with environmental requirements, leading to the definition of a uniform work inclusion in the surrounding landscape. The landscape inclusion design and the finishes and furnishing works regarding the stations, the parking areas and the depots were determined according to environmental sustainability criteria (e.g. roof solar panels, walls with vegetation constituted by dry stone in metal cages with planters suitable to accommodate climbing species, water features able to enhance the phyto – purification process).
The topics analyzed more thoroughly were:
- analysis of the vegetation along the complete proposed extension;
- visual analysis concerning: urban and rural area boundaries along the layout of the proposed underground line, the landscape changes, the new underground point of views.
In order to develop the study, photographic and vegetation surveys and representative renderings of the pre- and post-construction stage and post-mitigation actions were carried out.