Amoeba Public Restroom is an all-gender facility that is designed to welcoming for all people. The design features a single meandering wall, which creates distinct individual stalls while maintaining an open and interconnected interior. Conical spaces form light wells that draw natural light into each stall. The resulting spaces bring a sacred beauty to the most profane of activities.
Each stall has a unique shape and size. The Amoeba Public Restroom is designed with inclusivity as a priority, whether people are families with kids, have disabilities, or are gender non-conforming. Stall doors do not seal area above or below, leaving the continuity of the space exposed. The cohesive space places an emphasis on inclusion rather than segregation. At each end of the building are wash basins that are shared amongst all visitors.
Amoeba Public Restroom is located at Manshan park, a popular destination in Mentougou, Bejing. The public park serves as a vibrant hub for a wide range of social activity such as markets, forums, exhibitions, music, and theatrical performances.
Architects: People’s Architecture Office
Principals: He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng
Design team: Yang Quanyue, Wen Hao, Lu Boge
Structural Consultant: Liu Su
Lighting Consultant: X Studio, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
Landscape Consultant: Farmerson Architects