No, take a closer look. I tell you no, this is definitely not a photo of a carousel. It is an image of the first female public toilets in the UK, called Peequal.
The public toilets of the future: less waiting and crowds ...
Annoyed by the meandering lines outside public restrooms at music festivals, two University of Bristol graduates, Amber Probyn e Hazel McShane they invented the Peequals to speed up the wait. In a design that does (already mentioned) a little carousel and a little (this is new) marker the Trivial Pursuit have included six wedges with relative urinals in a quirky looking circle. Six women at a time will be able to use the public toilets at the same time.
... and less privacy?
Although these public toilets have an open top for natural lighting, the cubicles (built with 100% recycled and recyclable materials) offer privacy "only" from the waist down. They are also "hands-free", with 10 fewer points of contact than traditional public toilets. This ensures adequate hygiene and eliminates the transmission of virus particles, which is not bad these days.
At this point a doubt arises. Perhaps some of you are wondering how urinals for women work. I'll use a metaphor from the designers themselves, indeed of one: McShane explains that they are designed "like a boat to minimize splashing". Whoever intends to understand. In the cubicles, however, there is even a little space for storing armours during the "passage".
There are too few toilets that really take women's needs into account. Also for this reason women are waiting, says one survey of some time ago34 times longer than men to use public restrooms. This is mainly due to the fact that on average there are 10 male urinals for each female toilet. As an Italian, the first thought that comes to me is: well, at least there they are.
Please wait less
The Peequal aims to overcome this "structural" deficiency, and is already at least six times more efficient than a portable toilet. Also excellent for public and momentary events. the first Peequal structures were installed at the Bristol Comedy Garden last week.