Comfort Stations

Randall's Island
Photo © Norman McGrath
Photo © Norman McGrath
Photo © Norman McGrath
Photo © Norman McGrath
© Norman McGrath
© Norman McGrath
Photo © Norman McGrath
Architects
RZAPS (Ricardo Zurita Architecture & Planning, P.C.)
Location
Randall's Island
Year
2010
Cost
Undisclosed
Stories
Undisclosed

As part of the implementation of the master plan, the opportunity arose to design the smallest buildings of the plan – the comfort stations. The comfort station buildings, as a collective ensemble, will serve a critical design function: as the only recurring three-dimensional element (node); they will serve to cue visitors that in spite of its physical fragmentation it is one continuous park. The program for each park building varies based on its location and function. At a minimum, all contain public toilet facilities and an equipment room. The social function of the project is implicit in its programmatic function: to serve the numerous visitors, particularly children, by providing this much needed amenity.

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