Andrés Jaque’s Office for Political Innovation set out to make the café-cum-collective a space to encourage community gathering in a new way.

Madrid clean-eats café and runners’ collective Run Run Run, designed by Andrés Jaque’s Office for Political Innovation (OFFPOLINN), plays many roles in encouraging city dwellers to use the city environment differently. The two-storey ‘urban techno-farm’ hosts a central open kitchen, vegetable garden and dining room, as well as areas for runners to meet and prepare for the exercise. After completing a run, people can make use of public showers and lockers and stick around for a meal, getting comfortable on custom-designed furniture. OFFPOLINN and Run Run Run’s goal was to create a hub to ‘support emancipation from domestic spaces’ and ‘provide opportunities for inter-human gathering’ through activities which are normally catered to the individual. While the vibrant space itself is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, Run Run Run’s owners are still finding solutions for bringing their hospitality concept to the public from a distance.