Restrooms At National Park A Thing Of Beauty
Those working in or with the commercial cleaning industry appreciate a nice restroom. Great layout, dependable appliances and superb cleanliness make many in the industry happy. Unfortunately, only a select few have the opportunity to maintain some of the most stunning restrooms located in one of America’s most beautiful parks.
Three remote outhouses located along the trail leading up to Longs Peak at Rocky Mountain National Park are so unique it’s a little hard to believe they’re real. The three structures each feature open-air roofs and windows, along with gabion rock walls that fit in perfectly with the surrounding area, reports Fast Company. These features, in addition to the steel boxes that make up each restroom’s interior, make these structures so strong that they can withstand wind speeds of up to 225 miles per hour.
The American Institute of Architects is so smitten with the function and form of the trio of outhouses that it has awarded them its 2019 small project award for structures under 5,000 square feet.
The toilets at Long’s Peak were built by the Colorado Building Workshop in collaboration with the National Park Service.
“The new Long’s Peak Toilets explore lightweight prefabricated construction and emerging methods of waste collection to minimize the human footprint in Colorado’s backcountry, American Institute of Architects says on its website.
Luckily one doesn’t have to head to Colorado to get a glimpse at a great restroom. Cintas Corporation’s 2019 America’s Best Restroom contest has yet to claim a winner and the public can view the candidates online. Last year’s winner was the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
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