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Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

Spain Architecture News - Aug 05, 2020 - 17:04   2886 views

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

Architect, academic director and author Andrés Jaque's studio Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation has created a colorful intervention where its interiors contain suspended gardens, colorful bar stools, straw-looking ceiling and play areas. 

Called Run Run Run, the intervention was completed in Madrid in 2019. The interior is conceived as a hybridization of multiple facilities, including showers with lockers, a kitchen, a vegetable garden, a dining room, play areas in a ecosystem-like interior.

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

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"Run Run Run is 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," said Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation.

"It supports emancipation from domestic spaces and provides opportunities for interhuman gathering through activities that usually promote individuality."

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

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The architect describes the space as "an urban techno-farm: a big house stuck inside a modern building; an assemblage of greenhouse and grotto, both protecting a hanging vegetable garden." 

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

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A large portion of the ingredients cooked in Run Run Run’s kitchen come from this garden.

Upon entering, visitors can only see concrete columns and colorful environment. The space has also an upper level that provides continuity in vertical arrangement. There some irregular holes on the floor to see the lower floor floor.

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

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On the upper level, there is a big dinner table or meeting table. Preparation room, shower, locker room, visible dairy and vegetable storage and restrooms are organized on this space. 

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

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"Organized around an open kitchen, the design intends to offer an alternative to the modern separation between zones to work and zones to eat," added the office.

"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 a ecosystem-like interior."

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

Image © José Hevia

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

Image © José Hevia

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

Image © José Hevia

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

Image © Miguel de Guzmán

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

Image © José Hevia

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

Image © José Hevia

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

Image © José Hevia

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

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Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

Image © Asier Rúa

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation creates colorful urban techno-farm in Madrid

Image © Asier Rúa

Andrés Jaque is the curator of the 13th Shanghai Biennale.

Office for Political Innovation (OFFPOLINN) is an international architectural practice, based in New York and Madrid, working at the intersection of design, research, and critical environmental practices. 

The office develops projects in different scales and media, intended to bring inclusivity into the built environment. Currently, the office works on projects for Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Art Institute of Chicago, Lafayette Anticipations, CA2M, Real Madrid, Colegio Reggio, and Grupo La Musa.

Project facts

Project name: Run Run Run 

Architects: Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

Location: Madrid, Spain

Date: 2019 

Team: Roberto González García, Laura Mora, Luis González, Alberto Heras, Ludovica Battista, Nieves Calvo, Marina Fernández, Marta Jarabo, Danay Kamdar, Maria Karagianni, Pablo Maldonado, Solé Mallol, Valentina Marín, Flavio Martella, Bansi Mehta, Jesús Meseguer Cortés, Martín Noguerol, Víctor Nouman García, Tamar Ofer, Alessandro Peja, Larissa Reis, David Rodrigo, Isabel Sánchez, Belverence Tameau, Silvia Valero

Structure Engineering

Mecanismo. Ingeniería de Estructuras (Juan Rey, Jacinto Ruiz)

Construction Company

Alonso y Blanco

Quantity Surveyor

Dirtec. Arquitectos Técnicos

Health and Safety Coordination

Dirtec. Arquitectos Técnicos

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