Napoli Afragola Station
The new Naples-Afragola station is an important opportunity to redevelop the Neapolitan hinterland and to reconnect the entire area to the national transport system.
The project, signed by architect Zaha Hadid, provides for the creation of a strategic hub for the regional and national transport system, in order to connect the areas of the Neapolitan area with the Turin-Salerno ridge, as well as with Venice and Reggio Calabria. The complex, developing over an area of over 30.000 square meters, provides a 400 m long central body that, being a bridge above the railway line, redesigns a new urban landmark for the suburbs of Naples. Designed no longer as a simple area of passage, but as a real civic space at the service of travelers, the new station will have a dual function: footbridge to connect the various docks and element of continuity between the railway and the surrounding area.
BIMon, the REACT partner company, created a BIM model to support the activities related to MEP system project and to the construction supervision.
The BIM model, based on the executive project, allowed to identify the interferences and verify the metric calculations in order to define the actual quantities to be used for the individual disciplines. With this methodology we were able to coordinate, with about two weeks in advance, the physical overlaps between structures and MEP systems. Then solving the problems even before the construction phase, we simulated the whole work through a BIM model: in this way we managed to avoid possible interruptions of the construction site and unforeseen events during construction. This approach produced a significant optimization of the project and a better planning of site activities, allowing better control of time and costs.