The Anganwadi Toilet
How do we design public toilets for pregnant women and children, who are vulnerable to infectious diseases ?
Anganwadi is a mother and child health care centre that takes care of their health, nourishment and immunization. Their everyday activities include contraceptive counselling, supply, nutrition education and supplementation, and pre-school activities. The public toilets for Anganwadi are part of this complex. This rammed earth building is organised around a central courtyard, which becomes a vibrant meeting space for women, mothers and children visiting this complex. All the programs are housed within the cascading levels under a large bamboo roof. The square enveloping the building houses a vegetable garden, waste segregation, manure making cell and two wheeler parking. The building uses locally available rammed earth for construction with steel support members.