RC architects designs ‘pause’, a multifaceted restroom complex located along india‘s bombay-goa highway, on the way to the karnala bird sanctuary. taking cues from other public utilities, including london’s famous telephone booths, post boxes and buses, all colored in red, ‘pause’ is painted in the same color to allow passersby to quickly identify its public facilities.


entry to common public facilities
photos by hemant patil

 

 

RC architects has designed pause with a set of facilities to serve and truck drivers and the common public. the long horizontal red building has multiple access points, where each point defines a separate facility. a wall alongside the men’s and women’s toilets ‘moves’ beyond the building’s outline to create an opening that allows for a lot of natural light and ventilation, and offers a place for plants and trees to grow. on the left of the property, truck driver’s facilities include a hair cutting salon, indian toilet, a recreational space, space for washing and drying clothes and a pantry. the special facilities are planned to serve truck drivers, who drive continuously for 18-20 hours, offering them a space where they can eat and sleep before they continue their journey.


on the far right, the entry niche for handicap and women facilities with four toilet cubicles, a nursing station, sanitary pad vending machine and wash basins


entry alley to male toilet


entrance lobby to male toilet


light quality and ambiance inside male toilet


exit towards truck drivers facility


entry to truck drivers facility


grooming center for truck drivers


recreational center for truck drivers


recreational center for truck drivers

 

 

 

project info:

 

project name: pause – restrooms architecture

firm: RC architects

location: bombay-goa highway

project area: 1670 sq.ft (155 sq.m)

client: pause – restrooms

architect: rohan chavan (principal RC architects)

intern architect: prateek malewar

signage and communication design: monish ganesan 

contractor: shelke

 

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