NEW: Nabeshima Shoto Park by Kengo Kuma
Starchitect Kengo Kuma, famous for his use of exposed wooden beams, came up with this stunning design for the public toilet in Shibuya’s Nabeshima Shoto Park. The five separate ‘huts’ are clad in 240 Yoshino cedar planks and connected by a little path to make the entire structure feel like a walk in the woods.
Each building boasts a distinct interior design tailored for different needs. Besides a fully accessible restroom and another gender-neutral restroom, you will also find a toilet exclusively for children, as well as two separate urinals – a unisex version and one for men. Each toilet’s interior features more wood, such as reused cherry and metasequoia wood decorating the walls in the gender-neutral lavatory.
The accessible toilet is equipped for wheelchair users and ostomates, has a high chair for babies, and is designed to accommodate the elderly, pregnant women and nursing mothers.
Find it at: 2-10-7 Shoto, Shibuya