Saturday, September 23, 2017
Hundertwasser Public Toilets
You’ll probably never see any other public toilet just as colorful. The Hundertwasser Public Toilets in New Zealand gathers quite a crowd simply because it’s amazingly well-kept. Unlike other public toilets which are drabby and depressing, this public toilet and very cheerful and blends quite well with New Zealand’s turquoise-colored waters, Kauri forests and cove-lined coasts. It was built in 1997 by architect Freidensreich Hundertwasser. It looks like a wacky temple with mosaics, curvy columns, walls tiled with colored bottles which look like stained windows, and the works. The architect’s vision: the loo is usually a place for contemplation. This is why it looks almost like a temple. Hundertwasser didn’t stop at the styling details, though. The building is also environmentally friendly, incorporating living trees in its design as well as reclaimed bricks and a thatched grass roof.