A plant-filled bathroom, designed by British landscape architect Kim Wilkie, has been declared the winner of an online contest searching for the ‘Best Restroom in America’.
Sponsored by bathroom supply company Cintas, the competition asked people to vote online for their favourite U.S. washroom facility.
Ten nominees were in the running for the title, but it was the lush bathroom located at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania that gained the most attention from voters.
The winning bathroom has been built inside a greenhouse at the public gardens and consists of 17 domed lavatories that are naturally-lit through etched translucent glass skylights.
Access to each toilet is through individual doors positioned along a curvy green wall, which is covered in over 50,000 plants.
The vertical garden is one of the largest green walls in North America and was installed in the bathroom to help clean dust and toxins from the air.
According to Longwood Gardens’ Communications Manager, the bathrooms have become a ‘must see’ for visitors to the gardens, and there are even guides available to share information about the facility’s design.