green themed public restroom with bright mirrors and lights

This Stylish Gender-Neutral Restroom Paves the Way Forward

2023 Best of Year Winner for Public Restroom

In China, childcare no longer falls along strict gender lines. “Moms and sons, dads and daughters, grandparents and grandchildren all take care of each other,” Uro founder Ying Zhang explains. That’s presented a challenge when it comes to restrooms that are traditionally separated into male and female domains. Uro Design, to its knowledge, has created the country’s first gender-neutral public restroom, located in a shopping mall in Shanghai, built with kids in mind. The faucets, for example, are mounted low to allow little ones to use the sink on their own; for even younger users, there are diaper-changing stations. Appealing to all ages is the evergreen terrazzo wrapping the facility’s 1,615 square feet, lending a sense of nature and vitality.

Best of Year Awards 2023

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YING zhang; nan yang; peng ma; mingzhi chen; jinzhou wu; guosheng you; jun wu.

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