Architecture Australia

Jock Comini Reserve Amenities Kerstin Thompson Architects

The way we design our urban realm, public spaces and amenities is likely to be significantly affected by the current global pandemic. A series of important historical developments in urban planning and management – such as sanitation systems in the mid-nineteenth century – have been responses to infectious diseases. As I’m writing this article, isolated in my apartment during the COVID-19 outbreak, the thought of using any public amenity, let alone a public toilet, screams viral infection (and authorities have temporarily closed down many such facilities for this reason). But, regardless of global pandemics, public restrooms present challenging

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