The City of Light has come up with a new design for public urinals – this time without significant sidings. They could be mistaken for post office boxes and are causing quite an uproar.
“In order for Uritrottoirs to be accepted by Parisians, we had to imagine equipment that doesn’t look like a urinal,” one of the product designers, Victor Massip, explained.
Beneath the bright red box sits a collection of straw, sawdust or wood chips. A sensor measures how much urine the box is holding at any given time. Once full, the lower box is taken to a composting site, from where mulched compost returns to feed the window-box that grows above the urine funnel.
L’Uritrottoir is yet another reason why we love PARIS!