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The Art Stations:Mergellina
Gerhard Merz 
Mergellina station, designed by Studio Protect, opened to the public in February 2007.  The station is particularly noteworthy for its slanting lift, which runs parallel to the escalator.  The entrance hall, designed by Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, is a large rectangular space, with sidewalls covered by two enormous mosaics by Gerhard Merz, which seem to announce the passage from the station’s interior to the light of open space through its light and “atmospheric” colours.

The gates are the work of Alan Fletcher, an important figure in international graphic arts, who recently passed away.  With his usual elegant simplicity, the English artist created a pattern through the intersection and repetition of the words “metropolitana mergellina”, carved into the metallic surface of the gate