Randall's Island Comfort Stations

 

AREA:
900 SF (per building)

CLIENT:
NYC Economic Development Corporation,
NYC Department of Parks & Recreation,
Randall’s Island Park Alliance

CONSTRUCTION COST:
$3 Million

 

The improvements to the park include designing critically needed comfort stations. These small buildings are sculptural, bright orange-red monolithic objects and thus, instantly identifiable from great distances.

RZAPS - Zurita Architects-Randall's Island Comfort Stations
RZAPS - Zurita Architects-Randall's Island Comfort Stations

With their bold design the small buildings act as visual cues communicating to visitors that the various areas of the park are in fact part of an interconnected whole.

In contrast to the exterior, the interior is soothingly muted in color.

RZAPS - Zurita Architects-Randall's Island Comfort Stations
RZAPS - Zurita Architects-Randall's Island Comfort Stations
RZAPS - Zurita Architects-Randall's Island Comfort Stations
RZAPS - Zurita Architects-Randall's Island Comfort Stations

The three buildings, built to the same design, provide public toilets, an information/concession booth and storage.

RZAPS - Zurita Architects-Randall's Island Comfort Stations
RZAPS - Zurita Architects-Randall's Island Comfort Stations