LOLA is part of the Ocampo Movement (MOCA), an integral plan with the goal of reviving Monterrey city center. The complex is a mixed-use development with 45 stories, located on Av. Morones Prieto, a strategic location within the city of Monterrey. The complex houses offices, commercial spaces, amenities, and parking.
LOLA comes from a concept that aims to create a new sense of belonging for neighborhood life in the Loma Larga area, where its brother development LALO is also located.
This project is made up of two main blocks that divide the offices and commercial parking. Its main goal is to offer a better quality of life to its residents with all the necessary amenities inside the same building, including a dining room, gym, workspaces, etc. The goal is to reduce or get rid of commutes during peak traffic hours and to create balanced lives.
The aim was to integrate the pedestrian level experience thanks to the huge scale of the project with its interconnection between the commercial spaces and parking, level by level, until arriving at the main space: the sky lobby. This serves as a transition, and, at the same time, an integration of public and private spaces. It’s a place where green areas play an important role in providing spaces to gather and spend time with others.
On this level, the office building starts. As the tower rises, it creates the effect of two bodies that phase out gradually to alleviate the image of the structure, an effect that provides maximum views of the north and south of the city.
The design aims to create a connection between the avenue and in the same way, capture the flow of visitors from the exterior.
Since the orientation of the building faces north and south, we decided to keep the east and west facades closed, in order to achieve greater solar protection. At the same time, in the closed facades we utilized a cladding of ventilated facade to improve thermal behavior.