Let’s face it – we all have basic needs and when we travel a lot it’s not easy to find a decent public toilet on time. Ok, most of the times you won’t find one anyway, to say the truth, but at least, you should know they exists
Graben Toilets by Wilhelm Beetz, Vienna
Wilhelm Beetz revolutionized Vienna’s sanitation history in the late 19th century. Beetz proposed a number of modern conveniences, including these Jugendstil toilets in Graben.
The entranceway—framed by twisting metalwork—is reminiscent of a subway gate, but descend and you’ll find elegant underground toilets with pretty patterned tiles, marble walls, and wood-paneled booths equipped with individual sinks and brass fixtures—still spic-and-span. Fancy, huh?
In 2007, the city council spent almost $1 million into renovating the belowground WCs of its most famous square.
The black-and-white scheme melds with extensive use of glass, stainless steel, and stone, while oversize cityscapes photographed by Tobias Wille are part of an overall aesthetic that’s said to be “graffiti-deterrent.” You’ll definitely feel like you’re at the opera
Sky Arena Observatory, Shanghai Financial Center, China
If you ever go to Shanghai, you have to visit the Observatory – there you will find the world’s highest-altitude restrooms, at a vertigo-inducing 1,388 feet.
According to travelandleisure.com, you can make use of the gleaming stainless-steel urinals or bidet-style toilets that have dramatic views over the bustling Bund below.
Hundertwasser Public Toilets, New Zealand
In 1997, architect and artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser had a vision where the toilets symbolize a temple – bathrooms are places of contemplation after all, he has noted.
The eco-smart building incorporates a living tree, a grass roof, and reclaimed bricks. We find it quite interesting, don’t you?