The Tokyo Toilet is one of the most interesting urban design projects of all time. Launched in 2020 in Shibuya Tokyo, Japan by The Nippon Foundation, the Shibuya City Government and the Shibuya Tourism Association, this project is based on the redesign of 17 public toilets by some of the most important contemporary architects and designers.
Each of the 7 facilities that so far have been built and opened to public and featured here are a condensation of function into shape. The strength of their singular design allows and creates different experiences in diverse spaces of the urban fabric.
We find this project a perfect answer to a city like Tokyo, built in unique layers of density, each one able to enrich and create its own micro environment. Tokyo is probably one of the most intriguing metropolis where the layers of history overlap each other creating a maze of experiences and emotions. With Tokyo Toilet, one more layer has been added.