• Public Toilet Strategy for Düsseldorf

    Public toilet strategy overview: 1. Status analysis 2. Potentials and weaknesses 3. Toilet concept

  • Public Toilet Strategy for Düsseldorf

    Potential locations

  • Public Toilet Strategy for Düsseldorf

    Existing installations

  • Public Toilet Strategy for Düsseldorf

    Potential public toilet facility

  • Public Toilet Strategy for Düsseldorf

    Potential public toilet facility

  • Public Toilet Strategy for Düsseldorf

    Workshop with city officials and stakeholders

  • Public Toilet Strategy for Düsseldorf

    Mapping workshop with city officials

  • Public Toilet Strategy for Düsseldorf

    Sources of demand

  • Public Toilet Strategy for Düsseldorf

    Sources of demand and suggested locations

  • Public Toilet Strategy for Düsseldorf

    Complete measurements

Public Toilet Strategy for Düsseldorf

The provision of public toilets contributes significantly to the quality and accessibility of a city’s public space. It influences how we move around in the city and also whether restrictions arise for some groups of people.
TSPA has developed a city-wide concept for the state capital of Düsseldorf for the demand-oriented supply of public toilets in the city area (Council Decision July 2019).  In collaboration with Zebralog, we identified existing needs for the entire city together with new locations and measures. To achieve uniform quality and an overall picture for the city we proposed and prioritised toilet locations using evaluation criteria, general standards for the site; equipment and design of the toilet facilities.
TSPA used an integrated approach for the objectives of the concept, not only quantitatively but also qualitatively. We identified priority topics as guidelines. Then, we accompanied the policies with the involvement of interest groups and parts of the city of Düsseldorf’s administration. We incorporated the contents of the study into the empirical and spatial analysis of Düsseldorf’s supply situation. For this exercise, we used maps, city data, and comparisons with other cities to develop a sustainable concept.
As a result, the number of publicly accessible toilets in Düsseldorf will be increased to 200 locations. The identified needs for additional public toilets will be covered by four measures, using the existing potential of the city.

Team: Thomas Stellmach, Anna Schulenburg, Jan Cyganski, Sophie Leemans, Andrea Fantin, Filippo Imberti Collaborators: Zebralog Date: 2019-2020 Type: Commission Client: City of Düsseldorf Location: Düsseldorf, Germany Subject: City & Landscape Planning, Urban Design, ‌Metropolitan Strategies Surface: 217km² Status: Completed