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Tspoon

Tspoon
Tspoon
far rivivere gli spazi residuali
Picture by Antonio Barrella
Tspoon
Tspoon

The energy flowing through the corridors of the Faculty of Architecture of Roma Tre University galvanised a group of students who were busy working on university projects, drawing their gaze across the perimeter of the academy, and once they had graduated they soon felt the need to open an architectural practice. Today TSPOON consists of Nina Artioli, Alessandra Glorialanza and Eliana Saracino. It has been active since 2004, but only became an actual architectural firm in 2011. The first important result of their work came with the creation of a social network for the reactivation of abandoned public spaces. The social network is called City Hound and it connects the owners of spaces with those seeking sites for new projects, embodying their theme of working on unused residual spaces to ensure that the regeneration of underused space becomes the norm. The idea was awarded funding.

The headquarters of TSPOON is a first-floor office in the Monti district of Rome. Nina, Alessandra and Eliana have an average age of 35 and - apart from the longer, more complex jobs they handle - have the luxury of choosing the projects they work on, the most prestigious being the winning entry in an international competition to give the area of a former flyover in Milan back to the local citizens. With their GUARDA-MI project they have tried to "transform a corpse," and anyone who has walked along the High Line in New York knows what it means to find an urban corpse (in the High Line's case a disused railway) brought back to life. Their project will assign a new identity to the overpass, making it a place for leisure, socializing and sport, and construction work may begin as early as 2017. Among the various projects related to the reactivation of spaces, sometimes even on a temporary basis, TSPOON was among the five finalists of a competition for the outer space of the MAXXI art museum in Rome, where, during the Milan Expo, they proposed a food market.

 

The story of Tspoon has been written by Francesco Longo, writer.

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