Toyo Ito designed three mushroom-like toilets to contribute to the Tokyo Toilet Project. The Pritzker Architecture Award-winning company built the trio of public restrooms to replace a previous toilet block at the bottom of a set of stairs leading to the Yoyogi Hachimangu shrine.
Located in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, the mushroom-shaped amenities are part of the city's project to build public toilets that can be used by anyone regardless of age, gender, and disability. Toyo Ito's highlight accessible structures are topped with overhanging dome-shaped roofs. The goal was to design a welcoming and calming facility to provide maximum comfort to the public. Covered in pale pastel tiles, the mushroom-like toilets are safe for all users.
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