The Pavement Toilet
23 % of Indians walk to work, how do we address their need for sanitation ?
This typology of a public toilet is designed for pedestrian travellers that are not included within the radius of toilets built in the amenities, railway and bus stop toilet plots. They are a street toilet typology for the floating population and do not require a special plot reservation. The typology is a simple section, where the toilet is placed under the pavement, while the public program of the toilet is placed above the pavement as a street furniture pavilion. A pavilion with seating and a tessellated roof, together, behaves as a marker for the pedestrians using the pavement.Two flights of stairs descend into a sunken courtyard with a tree, . Each toilet block too has a small sunken court that brings sufficient natural light and ventilation inside the toilet. Each toilet cubicle opens up to a line of vegetation at the back.