for the American River Parkway in Sacramento, CA.
We designed this project for the Little Big Loo Competition. This design is meant to inspire conversation and creativity about the sanitation issues faced by our riverside unhoused communities.
The “Go with the Flow” Mobi-Toilet provides a low-maintenance and dignifying sanitation facility for transient camps of unhoused residents in remote, unserviced areas of the American River Parkway in Sacramento, California.
The mobile toilet eliminates the problem of waste-disposal by adapting vermifiltration to a mobile format to produce a superior sanitary, environmental, and deployable off-grid public toilet experience.
It’s user-centric features, regional aesthetic, and ability to reach isolated locations allows for a valuable human-centric solution that respects the dignity of those living in camps, as well as 1.5 million annual visitors who use the American River system recreationally.
The design purposefully limits contact points, with the structure itself, and with users. Linear traffic flow, hands-free door handles, sanitizing mist, and a touchless hand washing station eliminate the need for constant cleaning and maintenance by the city. By utilizing natural ventilation, high ceilings, and eliminating external corridors, the design of the toilet minimizes the risk of transmitting air.
Because these are mobile they can adapt to the needs of unhoused communities in the region, and also can be deployed for other related toilet needs, such as outdoor community events or local parks.