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Sky light Public Restroom



Sky light Public Restroom is an all-female restroom and aims to accommodation the needs of women, mothers and infants.

Sky light Public Restroom is an all-female restroom and aims to accommodation the needs of women, mothers and infants. is located at Moofland, a popular destination in Mentougou, Bejing. The public park serves as a vibrant hub for a wide range of social activity such as markets, forums, exhibitions, music, and theatrical performances.

A meandering wall encloses different compartments, forming an irregularly shaped space as a whole. The ceiling for the circulation space in the middle is lower in height and the cubicle spaces on both sides are higher to introduce more light. The entrances on either end are also greater in height than the central area. The lighting in the interior shifts and changes in relation to the curvilinear shape of the interior.

Each compartment is a tapered space topped with a light well. The interior is bathed in sunlight, creating a ceremonial space that brings a sacred beauty to the most profane acts. The Sky light Public Restroom has separate compartments for mothers and babies, and each compartment has a separate washbasin, which emphasizes inclusivity. Hand washing stations are located at each end of the common area for the convenience of visitors.

The interior wall and ceiling interfaces are all made of micro-cement to highlight the flow of light in the space. The partition doors feature a painted glass finish that provides a subtle contrast to the textured micro-cement wall surfaces. The upper and lower sides of the compartment door are not sealed, which maintains the continuity of the space inside and outside the compartment.

The skylights bathes the interior with sunlight and accentuates its organic form. The play of light and shadow is articulated across the curvilinear folds that encompass the space.

Sky light Public Restroom

Client:Metro Land Corporation Ltd.


Date of Completion: Feb 2022

Principals:He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng

Project Team:Yang Quanyue, Wen Hao, Lu Boge,Yuan Yingzi, Zhang Hongdou

Photographer: Zhu yumeng, People’s Architecture Office

Design period:April 2021- September 2021

Project location: Moofland, Mentougou , Beijing, China

Structural Consultant:Liu Su

Lighting Consultant:X Studio, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University

Landscape Consultan:Farmerson Architects

Building area:80㎡

Chief Curator of Moofland:Zhou Rong