July 16, 2012
World's coolest public toilets?
Studio Pacific built these public toilets at the Synergy Plaza in the Kumutoto precinct on Wellington, New Zealand's waterfront.
Meant to be seen in the round, the design comprises two elongated, irregularly curved forms, instantly recognizable from all key pedestrian approaches and terminating a sequence of spaces and elements along the laneway.
These organic forms are suggestive of crustaceans or sea creatures, as if the structure was a kind of fossilized husk that had been discovered and inhabited.
Each form contains one accessible public toilet, with one of the two also including cleaning facilities.
The robust concrete construction is appropriate to the surrounding maritime environment.
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Ah great! I'm from Wellington. The toilets caused a huge fuss when they were built ( too expensive). I used them the other night and they were dark and one of them was backed up! Hopefully the council fixed it after I called. But yes, they are unusual.
Posted by: Jeet | Jul 20, 2012 4:09:21 AM
I don't know.... More suggestive of giant tapeworms. That link-up is just not conducive to a pleasant experience on a public throne.
Posted by: Flautist | Jul 17, 2012 2:21:04 AM
man those are weird/ugly - someone chopped the heads off - what could possibly be the reason for long necks? - only one of the two includes cleaning facilities?
Posted by: sherlock | Jul 16, 2012 11:49:37 PM
Well, at least you don't have to figure out how to use it.
Posted by: Becs | Jul 16, 2012 4:49:49 PM
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