Porto is the epitome of contrasting realities. It is a city that is economically deprived but at the same time it is used to sustainable standards of a quality life.
Washrooms are a vital part of that. They are an excuse to socialize with neighbours, gossip and also share methods on cleaning. The Washroom of S.Nicolau is a very simple project. It is built under a private Institute of Art, rather dark and minimum infiltration of daylight. The character is crude and the interior is exposed to external elements. Its character is targeted to the washing with none influence of the outer world.
What is very interesting about the washroom is its function, which reveals how complex a community centre is in reality, if it is rid of the conventional impressions of how should it operate and function within a society.
[ Images and text by MSou ]