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FRONTIER here means pioneering spirit and revolutionary awareness brought by this new era which is a gift for young designers, and at the same time, they shoulder the duties to boost the evolution of spaces. An energetic and innovative design is more than imagination. It shall be feasible, meaningful, and on the frontier, viz. ground-breaking. An ambitious and practical designer is able to show the power of the age and aesthetics.
Therefore, On the Frontier competition series launched by Young Bird Plan and Dong Peng is planned to solve the most urgent problems in an innovative way. The first task is to devise a public toilet concerning for people’s basic needs and respecting of local features and culture.
Yongchuan, a district of western Chongqing, China, is located by the north side of upper reach of Yangtze River. Recordof Yongchuan County wrote in the Guangxu Period, logs that Yongchuan is named for its geographic features. Three rivers converge on this place, appearing to be the Chinese character Yong in seal script. This district has a moderateclimate and flat lands with 46.5% of forest cover. The percentage of days with good air quality reaches 94.5%. Those treasured natural resources will be conducive for entrants to devise their schemes.
This competition challenges creative minds toselect one of the sites (located in Songgai Town and Zhutuo Town, YongchuanDistrict) provided in the site description, and design a public toilet.
Entrants are required to think out of the box and design a 30 to 70 square meters public toilet without height limitation in Yongchuan District, based on hygienic, convenient, safe and energy-saving principles. (schemes should be limited within above size standards) The public toliet should consist of male toilets, women toilets, unisex toilets and management room. Besides, management room is for cleaning and management. This user-centered toilet should speak for local culture, serving as a building icon that harmonizes with surrounding landscape.