Underworld marvel: Architect Foster and Partners has won a competition to design a £150m railway station in the heart of Florence, Italy. Working with engineer Arup, the team beat off nine other high-profile architects, including Santiago Calatrava and Arata Isozaki, to win the scheme. The 45,000 m2 subterranean station will connect with the existing Santa Maria Novella station via a tramline: Foster said it would use similar construction techniques to those used on the Canary Wharf Tube station.