What do you expect from public toilets? Cleanliness and comfort? Probably like most of the people, you expect public toilets to be hygienic. Contrary to your modest expectations, some people turned public toilets into a design challenge.
Here are the weirdest and quirkiest public toilets that feel like touristic attractions!
1. Aurland public toilets, Aurland, Norway
Norwegian architects Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhemsen are responsible for this public toilet with an amazing view of the fjords of West Norway. Everything was considered for your privacy as the toilet is perched on the edge of a sheer cliff. 2. Gramazio Kohler public toilet, Ulster, Switzerland
The light reflecting green aluminum toilet is the product of Switzerland-based architects Gramazio Kohler. If you fancy a shimmering toilet experience, you should visit the lakeside town Ulster! 3. Lip-shaped urinals, St Chrishopher’s Inn, Paris, France
If you want to see these lip-shaped urinals, you should go to St Christopher’s Inn at Paris’ Gare Du Nord train station. These urinals were manufactured by Bathroom Mania, a Dutch company that is specialized in designing quirky bathrooms. 4. Hunderfossen toilet, Hunderfossen waterfall, Norway
Building a public toilet that is located feet away from a loud waterfall is nothing but clever! You can go to The Huldefossen toilet near Førde, which is an area which is famous for its wintertime snow hotels. 5. Lobster loos, Wellington, New Zealand
Immediately after the release of these New Zealand public toilets, people started to call them “lobster loos.” Designer Bret Thurston is responsible for creating these indestructible public toilets. The toilets are made of concrete and lead. 6. Giovanni Segantini hut, Languard Alp, Switzerland
If you’re looking for a public toilet with a scenic view, Giovanni Segantini hut is the place you’re looking for. The toilet was named after Austrian artist Giovanni Segantini. Segantini was a fan of the stunning view of the Alps and he died right after making a visit to the mountains. 7. Pod toilets, Sketch London, UK
The pod toilets are located at Sketch London – one of London’s coolest bars. The pods are incredibly hi-tech toilets which welcome you with soothing nature sounds when you enter. 8. Porcelain House toilets, Tianjin, China
This beautiful Chinese toilet is covered with delicate pottery. All of the details from door signs to floor tiles are crafted from pottery. If you would like to visit Porcelain House Toilets, you should go to the city of Tianjin. Don’t forget to have a look at the Porcelain House – a contemporary museum for pottery and antiques.