THE TOKYO TOILET

Yoyogi Fukamachi Mini Park

1-54-1 Tomigaya

Photo by Satoshi Nagare

Facilities

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    Accessible facility

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    Women

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    Men

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    Priority facilities for elderly people

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    Priority for expecting mothers

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    Baby care room

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    Priority for those with small children

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    Children’s toilet

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    Facilities for ostomy

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    Care bed

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    Baby chair

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    Changing board

Creater

Shigeru Ban

Architect

There are two things we worry about when entering a public restroom, especially those located at a park. The first is cleanliness, and the second is whether anyone is inside. Using the latest technology, the exterior glass turns opaque when locked. This allows users to check the cleanliness and whether anyone is using the toilet from the outside. At night, the facility lights up the park like a beautiful lantern.

Architect, born in 1957 in Tokyo, Japan. Established Shigeru Ban Architects in 1985. Founded the NGO Voluntary Architects Network (VAN, now an NPO) in 1995. Besides designing houses and museums, Ban is also involved in disaster relief activities. Recipient of numerous awards including the Pritzker Prize (2014), the Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2014), and the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice (2017).

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