- Caroline Kurze
Studio Pacific built these public toilets at the Synergy Plaza in the Kumutoto precinct on Wellington’s waterfront. To be seen in the round, the design comprises two elongated, irregularly curved forms, instantly recognisable from all key pedestrian approaches and terminating a sequence of spaces and elements along the laneway. These organic forms are suggestive of crustaceans or sea creatures, as if the structure was a kind of fossilised husk that had been discovered and inhabited.
Each form contains one accessible public toilet, with one of the two also including cleaning facilities. The robust concrete construction is appropriate to the surrounding maritime environment.
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