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'River View Service Station' Shows the Value in Public Buildings

 - Jan 31, 2018
References: archdaily
Many cities represent public space as a potential danger — a danger only amplified by poorly designed public buildings and landscapes — but 'River View Service Station' shows a more modern attitude that has developed with regard to these shared areas. The elegantly designed, attractive public facility in Shanghai offers communal leisure and dining spaces as well as restroom facilities, serving as a physical emblem of the importance that the city places on its citizens.

In the past, public facilities along the lines of River View Service Station were designed to be monolithic cubes that afforded ample privacy at best and welcomed seedy behavior at worst. By focusing on design traits to make itself bright and welcoming, River View Service Station ensures that citizens for generations to come will treat the building as a part of the urban community.