486-Motorway Rest Stop with toilets
Invited competition entry
Public toilets should be hygienic, sturdy, easy to maintain and safe.
On a motorway rest area, respect of the environment also calls for a fully prefabricated construction that can be removed from the site easily, equipped with independent waste water treatment, requiring little water and energy, and taking up little room on the ground.
The shape proposed fits the needs as closely as possible. The double walls, floors and roofs are in stainless steel filled with polyurethane foam. All wiring and internal plumbing are housed between the two layers.
Each stall enjoys controlled natural ventilation and lighting; heating by electric resistors under the sheet metal on the floor protects against freezing.
The flushing system and night lights (in addition to continual safety lighting) are activated by an interior sensor.
Document E41_01/486 -En Issue of 2005-03-07
Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS All projects are designed by Philippe Samyn who also supervises every drawing
Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS with SETESCO (sister company 1986-2006) or INGENIEURSBUREAU MEIJER (sister company 2007 – 2015 ) if not mentioned
Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS with FTI (sister company since 1989) if not mentioned
|01-486||Toilet facilities along the highways.|
|Client:||FLANDERS MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS.|
|Architecture:||Partner in charge : J. Ceyssens.
Associates J.-P. Buse, A. Remue, M. Van Rossen.
Model: Andrés FERNANDEZ MARCOS
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