On the sixth floor of a Nanjing shopping mall is one of the fanciest, most impressive public bathrooms in the world. To some, it is the world’s most beautiful public bathroom.
Designed by X+Living, a Shanghai-based architecture firm, the bathroom on the sixth floor of the Deji Plaza shopping mall makes you feel like you accidentally walked into a 7-star hotel. That’s not usually the feeling you get from most public bathrooms… It starts with a long corridor lined with plants coming out of the walls. This part of the bathroom was designed as “an immersive walk-through-a-garden experience”, but it’s hard to focus on the green decor with dozens of giant lamps shining on you from above, and with the light reflecting on the glossy floor.
At the end of this corridor is a lounge area complete with a sofa inspired by the petals of a flower. Here, visitors who don’t need to use the restroom can wait for their friends. The men’s and women’s facilities feature custom decor, complete with fountain-inspired sinks positioned at different heights to make them reachable by both children and adults.
A washroom in a shopping mall is a public space open to everyone. It accommodates people in their busy urban life and provides them with a space to take a break or re-organize themselves
designer Li Xiang said.
There is so much going on in this bathroom, from geometry and shapes inspired by flowers and insects to plush vanity chairs and lots of LED strips.
Fun fact, China is also home to one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, Dujiangyan Zhongshuge, a bookstore in Dujiangyan.
[Source: ODDITY CENTRAL]