Gramazio & Kohler

Architecture and Urbanism | Zürich | Since 1999 | Employees 7

Public Toilets

Uster | Switzerland | Completed 2010-2011

Gramazio & Kohler-Public Toilets
photographer: © Gramazio & Kohler
Gramazio & Kohler-Public Toilets
photographer: © Gramazio & Kohler
Gramazio & Kohler-Public Toilets
photographer: © Gramazio & Kohler
Municipal Park Site
This public toilet, which has been developed for the city of Uster in 2011, is a prototype for a new typology of urban infrastructure which will be installed, in different variations, at several places on the city territory over the next few years. The parametric design of its façade, consisting of folded, vertically arranged colored aluminum strips, can adapt to changing building sizes and shapes as well as, through its color scheme, to the surrounding context. The depth of the folded structure and the varying reflection angle of the light on its structure, in combination with the slightly different colors of the single strips, generate a shimmering effect that changes depending on the sun as well as the observers' position.

Design team:

Architektur: Gramazio & Kohler, Architecture and Urbanism
Mitarbeiter: Sarah Schneider (Projektleitung), Christian Schwarzwimmer, Kathrin Hiebler

Client:

Stadt Uster

Project partners:

Ausgewählte Unternehmer:
Dipl.Ing. Fierz GmbH, Glattfelden (WC Anlage)
Blaser Metallbau AG, Andelfingen (Fassadenbeplankung)
Elkuch Eisenring AG, Jonschwil (Einhausung)
Gramazio & Kohler-Public Toilets
photographer: © Gramazio & Kohler
Gramazio & Kohler-Public Toilets
photographer: © Gramazio & Kohler
Gramazio & Kohler-Public Toilets
photographer: © Gramazio & Kohler
Gramazio & Kohler-Public Toilets
photographer: © Gramazio & Kohler
Gramazio & Kohler-Public Toilets
photographer: © Gramazio & Kohler
Gramazio & Kohler-Public Toilets
photographer: © Gramazio & Kohler
Gramazio & Kohler-Public Toilets
photographer: © Gramazio & Kohler
Gramazio & Kohler-Public Toilets
photographer: © Gramazio & Kohler
Gramazio & Kohler-Public Toilets
photographer: © Gramazio & Kohler