public toilets, new zealand



project details

Far North District Council, NZ

c. £1,200,000

Design start April 1996. Site Works (Blocks 1 and 2) June ­ July 1996


A fast-track project to develop a prototype public toilet block for 26 towns in the Far North District of New Zealand. Whilst working for Martyn Evans, an Architect in Keri Keri, Chris was entirely responsible for the design and procurement of the first two blocks, for the towns of Kaikohe and Pahia.

The blocks, costing about £35,000 each (excluding preparatory works) were designed to be robust and resistant to vandalism, with all walls, structure and fitments being made almost entirely of enamel coated sheet steel. Chris was responsible for all planning, building warrant and fabrication drawings, liaising directly with steelwork fabricators and dealing with adjustments as the design was built.


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