MiC GO - Toilet that Breathes
PT 2.0 - Public Toilet Design Competition
The Kit-of-Parts Approach
In contrast to the prevailing Modular Integrated Construction (MiC), where all fittings and prefinished material are housed within an envelope, the project adopts the Kit-of-Parts approach in three tiers, the MiC components, volumetric roof and facades (DfMA) and planar pre-fabricated infill panels (DfMA).
The Permeable Skin
Good ventilation is the key to no foul smell and dry floor for public toilets. Exhaust fan at pipe duct extracts air at odour source with direct exhaust via vent shaft to eliminate foul smell. This will at the same time induces negative pressure within toilets. With louver panels as façade components, fresh air infiltrates from both low and high levels. The curved profile of louvre blades also helps to diffuse sunlight to avoid glare. The daylight harvesting together with natural ventilation enhance human comfort.
Competition Promoters: Architectural Services Department & Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
Design Year: 2021
Status: Design Competition
Programme: Public Toilets
PLY Team: Lucia Cheung, So Kwok Kin & Timothy Lam
Image Credits: PLY Union Ltd.