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An Interhuman Playground: Run Run Run by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

An Interhuman Playground: Run Run Run by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

Run Run Run by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation © José Hevia

Run Run Run is a cafe designed by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation in Madrid, Spain. Sitting at the edge of the Santander Park and thought of as a hub for runners to gather and refuel with clean eating, the design includes an open kitchen and an urban vegetable garden. The project is seen as an ally in encouraging humans to use the city differently, an infrastructure that turns the city into a playground and a place for people to transform their bodies. It supports emancipation from domestic spaces and provides opportunities for interhuman gathering through activities that usually promote individuality. 

Courtesy Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation 

Its architecture is an urban techno-farm: a big house stuck inside a modern building; an assemblage of greenhouse and grotto, both protecting a hanging vegetable garden. A large portion of the ingredients cooked in Run Run Run’s kitchen come from this garden. 

Organized around an open kitchen, the design intends to offer an alternative to the modern separation between zones to work and zones to eat. The project takes to its limits the possibility of overlapping activities. It hybridizes showers with lockers, the kitchen, the vegetable garden, and the dining room in an ecosystem-like interior. 

DATE: 2019 / LOCATION: Spain / PROGRAM: Urban Infraestructure  / STATUS: built / DESIGN: Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation / TEAM: Roberto González García, Laura Mora, Luis González, Alberto Heras, Ludovica Battista, Nieves Calvo, Marina Fernández, Marta Jarabo, Danay Kamdar, Pablo Maldonado, Solé Mallol, Valentina Marín, Flavio Martella, Bansi Mehta, Jesús Meseguer Cortés, Martín Noguerol, Víctor Nouman García, Alessandro Peja, Larissa Reis, David Rodrigo, Isabel Sánchez, Belverence Tameau, Silvia Valero / CONSTRUCTION: Alonso y Blanco / CONSULTANTS: Mecanismo. Ingeniería de Estructuras (Juan Rey, Jacinto Ruiz) (Structure Engineering), Dirtec. Arquitectos Técnicos (Quantity Surveyor, Health and Safety Coordination) / CLIENT: private / PHOTOS: José Hevia

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