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Galleries // 2021 Spark:Spring Student // Sit and Squat Public Toilets

Sit and Squat Public Toilets

Winner - Bronze

Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Chao Jiang
Design Type: Product & industrial
Company / Organization / School: Wuhan University of Technology
Team Members: Chao Jiang & Zeshen Hu

In Asia, public restrooms often offer a combination of toilets and squatting toilets, which creates problems with hygiene and usage requirements. Only providing toilet seats will cause indirect contact and infection problems and some people are not used to the problem, only providing squatting toilets is not convenient for the elderly to use. Based on the background of this problem, we propose the solution of the product, which provides optional squatting and squatting. Users can choose the squatting and squatting according to their needs, which not only preserves the squatting way that Asian people are accustomed to, but also provides a sanitized sitting and squatting environment for the convenience of the elderly and other people. This solves the sanitary problems and demand problems caused by the single toilet condition in Asian public toilets.