Located in Zaragoza, Spain, Lolita, Roadside restaurant culture reimagined was designed by langarita-navarro. Architecture practice langarita-navarro plays with the function of roadside restaurants its recently completed project ‘Lolita’. Situated in La Almunia de Doña Dodina, the public facility takes a prime position between the commercial routes of Madrid-Barcelona and Valencia-Bilbao.
In response, the firm has completed a truly flexible restaurant complex, able to transform into an appropriate venue for celebratory events, a student study centre, a cosy coffee shop or a space for haulage drivers to get some much-needed rest and relaxation.
The continuous open-plan space is punctuated with an irregular geometry of external patios, lit and furnished in a manner that can accommodate a huge variety of demands. Internally, the restaurant is characterised by a patterned/semi-perforated concrete slab and by the wood, glass and polycarbonate of the walls.