I don’t normally participate in potty language, but right now I am making an exception. I thought these (restrooms, bathrooms, ladies/gentlemen rooms, men/womens rooms, loos, cans, toilets or whatever you call them) were worth sharing! These are not your typical toilets!
1. 3-D Goldstore, Hong Kong Restroom, CHINA
The gold store owner in Hong Kong was inspired by Lenin’s vision of building public restrooms made of gold. Everything in the restroom including the toilet, sink, tiles and doors are all made of solid gold. This bathroom is worth $$$ in this economy! Talk about doing your business in style!
In July 2007, a Southwestern Chinese city in Chongqing opened up a free of charge, four-story public restroom. Four story bathroom – that is insane! There are more than 1,000 toilets in this 30,000 square foot restroom. It features an Egyptian-themed interior with soothing music playing in the background. Many of the urinals have unique shapes (see pic). The government officials in Chongqing are currently preparing to submit an application to list this facility as the world’s largest public restroom in the Guinness World Records. With over 1,000 toilets – I really hope there is never a line for the ladies room!!
This is actually a “pop-up” facility for use mainly during the nighttime. The durable, cylindrical stainless steel urinal, also known as the “Urilift” is lowered into the ground during the day and when it is not needed. Healthmatic, a Wiltshire, UK based company has been given rights to distribute the Urilift in the UK. The Urilift can be used by 3 persons simultaneously. You’re telling me 3 people can be in the can (ok…canister) at the same time?
The Kohler art centre houses arts exhibits in Sheboygan, WI, USA. The Kohler fund sponsored six artists to design artwork using the facilities and sources from Kohler- a company that sells bathrooms and accessories. One of the restroom units entitled “The Social History of Architecture” features the development of architecture from ancient Egypt until the current time. One restroom unit features “The Many Uses of Water” using beautiful ceramics in blue colors. Oh-la-la-loo!
This spacious and open-to-the-air restroom has won many awards locally and internationally for its cleanliness and practical design. The main section of the restrooms are located outdoors, in a beautiful garden. If you gotta go, you gotta go, even if there are animals peering around the corner… peeping tom the tortoise?