silver sleek toilet design wins san francisco competition
silver sleek toilet design wins san francisco competition
jun 13, 2018

silver sleek toilet design wins san francisco competition

touchdown in san francisco; sleek, silver spaceship-like designs have won a competition to replace the JCDecaux public toilets of the californian city – home to google, apple and many more tech companies. the futuristic multi-purpose facility by smithgroup JJR is literally growing with green-technology. plants and benches wrap around the bottom of its reflective body, whilst a living garden bathes in the sun on the rooftop.


the design blends sculpture with technology in a way that conceptually and literally reflects san francisco’s unique neighborhoods,’ stated smithgroup JJR design principal bill katz. ‘together, the varied kiosks and public toliets will tell a sustainability story through water re-use and native landscapes.


smithgroup JJR’s design is forward-thinking, combining natural elements and environmental sustainability with modern technology and materials. this 21st-century street furniture reflects our san francisco values, as we invest in a public realm designed dignity, inclusivity, and beauty,’ said public works director mohammed nuru.


the redesign of san francisco’s JCDecaux public toilets and kiosks was held as an invitation-only competition by public works. the entries were narrowed down to three finalists by a jury in april 2018, before ultimately selecting smithgroup JJR’s design as the winner after response from the community.



via sfweekly

  • Hopefully will go a long way to reducing the hordes of homeless publicly relieving themselves throughout the city

    James Droney
  • Seems to fit the emerging vernacular being set by Salesforce Tower and the new bus terminal, among other new towers under construction. Hopefully in 5 years they will no longer be seen as “space-ship” like…looking forward to seeing these get built.


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