ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA e RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Filippo Lambertucci,* “[ROMA METRO C] Archaeo-mobility. Integrating archaeological heritage with everyday life,” Procedia Engineering 165 (2016), 104 – 113 [Science Direct 2017]. PDF, 1-10.

Filippo Lambertucci, “Archaeo-mobility. Integrating archaeological heritage with everyday life,” Procedia Engineering 165 ( 2016 ), 104 – 113; in: 15th International scientific conference “Underground Urbanisation as a Prerequisite for Sustainable Development,” Procedia Engineering 165 ( 2016 ), 104 – 113 [Science Direct 2017].

*aDIaP – Dipartimento di Architettura e Progetto, Re-Lab – Laboratory of Urban Regeneration, Università di Roma Sapienza, Italy.

Abstract –

Underground mass-transit is the logical solution for the growing demand of mobility that presses the urban space of historical cities, but it has to deal with the palimpsest of the numerous layers the history of many cities is made of. The construction of subway lines is a unique opportunity to develop a contemporary and active display of the archaeological heritage and return it to the dynamics of urban life. Some projects in this direction have been attempted, too often crashing against bureaucratic and economic difficulties, or against inadequate methods for investigating and managing the archaeological heritage. New metro lines in Athens, Thessaloniki, Sofia, Istanbul, are showing pros and cons in techno-economical and cultural terms while interest and care for the heritage is growing everywhere as well as the awareness of handling it as a resource. Unfortunately, in most cases archaeological remains are simply extracted and arranged in banal museum-like displays while taking into no account the high potential of involving the urban context. Italy has the largest and most stratified archaeological heritage of the world and at the same time one of the smallest metro systems, but in the last two decades a vast program of upgrading has been developed, introducing important advances in archaeological investigation methods, excavation planning and architectural integration. Naples is nowadays world-renowned for its Art-stations, but in the Municipio station currently under construction, the collision of infrastructure and archaeological strata is managed with continuous adjustments to give a spatial response to the extraordinary finds as they are discovered in Europe’s largest archaeological excavation site. New Line C is under construction in the very centre of Rome intersecting outstanding remains together with crucial urban nodes with stations in places like Colosseum or Imperial Fora; projects now under discussion are expected to set new standards in archaeo-mobility. © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

FOTO | FONTE | SOURCE: Fig. 9. Rome Metro C LineRight: A. Foschi, F. Lambertucci, tutor; Venezia station: proposal for the underground system linking A, the station, B, Hadrian’s auditoria, C, Trajan’s Column, D, Altar of the Fatherland, E, domus underneath Assicurazioni Generali Palace, F, museum of the domus of Valentini Palace.


Filippo Lambertucci,* “Archaeo-mobility. Integrating archaeological heritage with everyday life,” Procedia Engineering 165 (2016), 104 – 113 [Science Direct 2017]. PDF, 1-10.




— ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA e RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: 2). Imperial Fora / Metro C Archaeological Surveys (2006-15). Archaeological Investigations: Chiesa Nuova, Largo Argentina, Pz. Venezia, Pz. Madonna di Loreto, Via dei Fori Imperiali, & the Colosseum Valley.


— ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA e RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Roma – Gli Scavi Archeologici: Metro ‘C’ – Piazza Venezia / Piazza Madonna di Loreto. Area S14 / B1 (2006-2015). Area tra ex-Palazzo Bolognetti Torlonia / Palazzo Parracciani Nepoli & Via Macel dei Corvi).