Here are the public toilets which are located on the Synergy Plaza in the Kumutoto precinct on Wellington’s waterfront. The structure is in the round shape, its design includes two extended, unevenly curved forms, instantly recognizable from all key pedestrian approaches and terminating a sequence of spaces and elements along the lane way. These organic forms, attractive and instantly memorable, are suggestive of crustaceans or sea creatures, as if the structure was a kind of fossilized shell that had been discovered and occupied.
Remembering the waterfront’s shipping past, they cling to the surface of the area like barnacles to the underside of a boat. Each form includes one available public toilet, with one of the two also containing cleaning facilities. The irrobust concrete construction is suitable to the surrounding maritime environment. The curves of the new structure also echo some of the decorative detailing on the near sides. Cantilevered ‘tails’ provide natural ventilation. This structure is designed by Studio Pacific Architecture.