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2005 04 03
Washrooms / Changerooms
imageIt is very unusual to see such clean state-of-the-art washrooms in an underground parking area.

The futuristic architecture is achieved through a nice juxtaposition of industrial concrete, glass brick, some high quality black marble, and stainless steel structural supports. The use of sensor operated sinks, toilets, urinals, and hand dryers adds to the modern aesthetic and functionality.

Windows all the way around the outside of the washrooms have lights behind them, to create the illusion of extensive natural light, even though the washrooms are underground. The windows are made of glass brick, permanently cemented in place. Lighting is installed in service tunnels that run around the outside of the washrooms. This provides optimum safety from electrical shock (keeping the lights outside the washrooms), hygiene (no cracks or openings), security (no way for vandals to access the light bulbs), and aesthetics (clean architectural lines that maintain a continuity of the raw industrial urban aesthetic).
[email this story] Posted by Steve Mann on 04/03 at 08:00 AM

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