Tube stations aren’t exactly my favorite places to be, it is probably my claustrophobia but if underground stations looked as mind blowing as these, the art would definitely keep my unnecessary anxiety in check.
The Art Stations project is an incredible venture started by Metro Napoli in collaboration with 90 internationally renowned contemporary artists.
I personally love the Toledo Metro, designed by Spanish architecture firm, Oscar Tusquets Blanca. The large mosaic in shades of blue captures the motion and movement of water and light. Conceptualised by South African artist William Ketridge, the mosaic is enhanced by lights especially created by Robert Wilson, which bring glamour to the tunnel.
The Toledo Metro station is the 13th station opened in September 2012 during Europe’s Week of Sustainable Mobility. It is on the Via Toledo (Via Roma), one of the main shopping streets in Naples. A second entrance to the station will open in Feb 2013, in the Spanish Quarter, Quartieri Spagnoli
What I love about these stations is that they don’t house the art, they are art themselves! In a world full of dingy, smelly, creepy undergrounds, this underground beautification trend is something other cities need to jump on!