The 10 Best Public Toilet Designs of 2017

#2 : Stegastein Lookout

Image credit: Jarle Waehler/Statens vegvesen

Designer: Todd Saunders / Saunders & Wilhelmsen

Location: Stegastein, Aurland, Norway

Situated at Stegastein lookout, along one of Norway's National Tourist Routes known as 'Aurlandsfjellet', are a set of public toilets that can safely boast one of the most spectacular views in the world. Designed by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen, the building that houses the public toilets is set over the edge of a cliff. A dramatic, breathtaking view can be seen by toilet users, but there is no chance of outsiders seeing in. 

Image credit: Hege Lynsholm/Statens vegvesen

Aligning with the minimalist design of the outlook itself, these public toilets are made with black-painted concrete, giving them a heavy look in comparison with the blues and greens of the natural environment that surrounds them. From the toilets, users can see across one of Norway's larger fjords on the west coast, near the small town of Aurland, in Sogn og Fjordane.

Image credit: Jarle Waehler/Statens vegvesen

Images used at the courtesy of Norwegian Public Roads Administration and National Tourist Routes Norway. Please refer to photographer's credits.

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