the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Community
  4. Mexico
  5. LANZA Atelier
  6. 2015
  7. Kiosks and Public Toilets / LANZA Atelier

Kiosks and Public Toilets / LANZA Atelier

  • 15:00 - 7 July, 2016
Kiosks and Public Toilets / LANZA Atelier
Kiosks and Public Toilets / LANZA Atelier, © Camila Cossio
© Camila Cossio

© Camila Cossio © Camila Cossio © Camila Cossio © Camila Cossio + 16

© Camila Cossio
© Camila Cossio

Text description provided by the architects. When commissioned to design public equipment along the bicycle track at Av. Central in Ecatepec, Estado de México, we saw an opportunity to achieve common spaces at a very low cost in an area that urgently needs qualified public infrastructure. Thus, we proposed three modules of baths and 13 pairs of kiosks intended to create a democratic urban fabric.

© Camila Cossio
© Camila Cossio
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Camila Cossio
© Camila Cossio

Toilets and kiosks were proposed as permeable pavilions with a microclimate favored by the presence of plants, a small oasis in the harsh climate of the bicycle track. Within the overall slab of each group of toilets, there are four double modules deployed in swastika. Each of these modules is a vacuum with a glass cover, so that when you enter them you are going outside. Three other openings, designed as small courtyards, are located over the beds of plants that cross the roof slab into the sun. Finally there is not a clear distinction between being inside and outside.

© Camila Cossio
© Camila Cossio

Kiosks are planted intermittently along the bicycle track. Its walls are also located in swastika with benches and tables that are embedded in the walls of block, using the gaps left by it as formwork. At each kiosk there is a central patio traversed by a large palm tree. Both for the construction of toilets and kiosks, concrete blocks and steel sheet walls painted white, were used.

© Camila Cossio
© Camila Cossio

The landscaping project incorporated one hundred new trees. Vines covered the fence that divides the avenue and the bicycle track, creating a green division between traffic and cyclists, joggers and pedestrians. Palm trees are generally located within the kiosk in the small central courtyard and jacaranda trees are planted in a more organic arrangement within the bays. Bamboos were used only in toilets modules to create a visual division between male and female toilets. Common sinks are located in the central space favoring the respectful coexistence of all users.

Axonometric
Axonometric

In both typologies was intended to explore the gradations of interior and exterior and the ability of an extremely simple initial program to welcome the richness and unpredictability of uses of life.

© Camila Cossio
© Camila Cossio

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
LANZA Atelier
Office
Cite: "Kiosks and Public Toilets / LANZA Atelier" 07 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/790933/kiosks-and-public-toilets-lanza-atelier/> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.