waterside grid glass
Since the time Osaka Castle was built, Osaka Minami has a regular urban grid consisting of "streaks" running north to south and "traffic lines" running east to west. There is an impression that it is a spiritually rich city where "excitement" coexists. On the other hand, the garbage generated as a by-product of the bustle and the image of Dotonbori, which is murky, gives the impression of being somewhat stagnant.
Public toilets, which are the most familiar urban infrastructure, can be said to be a symbolic presence that impresses the image of the city, such as cleanliness, security, and originality, in the modern urban landscape. yeah.
Our proposal is a public toilet that uses the static urban grid of Minami and distortions that symbolize "liveliness" as an architectural structure, and incorporates glass with various textures that make water flow.
The distorted grid symbolizes Minami's unconventional dynamism, delicacy, and open airy city personality. In the midst of an urban landscape filled with miscellaneous gigantic billboards and tourists, the understated yet conspicuous contrast with the surroundings gives a sense of cleanliness and delicacy to the waterside urban space near Dotonbori.
In addition to the liveliness and liveliness of the city, building a public toilet near Dotonbori that reflects the beauty and delicacy of the city will improve the image of Osaka as an international tourist destination for the upcoming World Expo, and further improve the water quality of Dotonbori as a whole. It is an iconic public building with a symbolic presence.
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