Dominique Perrault Architecture


29 | 11 | 2019

Inauguration of the Piazza Garibaldi

Naples – November 29th, 2019

The new Piazza Garibaldi was inaugurated in Naples, in presence of the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Paola De Micheli, and of the Mayor of Naples, Luigi De Magistris, on Friday November 29th, 2019.

Located in front of the Naples Train Station, the Piazza Garibaldi is not only one of the city’s biggest squares and its neuralgic center; it is also one of the biggest squares in Europe (65,000 m2). 

Now transformed, it renders available 37,000 m2 for pedestrians. It also hosts new green spaces (130 trees were planted), leisure spaces, an exterior amphitheater, small kiosks for shops, a 5-player football court, a basketball court and a playground. The renovation also integrates a new public lighting system, designed by the firm. 

In addition, the transformation of the square opened new underground accesses to the subway, to the roofed commercial gallery and to a new underground parking space.

The inauguration marks the end of a massive transformation work of both the square and its infrastructures, which began in 2013 after the completion of the new subway station, which was followed by the completion in 2015 of the new roofed commercial gallery.