“The 5th Space”, with Wifi, ATMs, and Electric Car charging outposts.
This is one of Beijing’s new-generation public restrooms, located just outside government offices in the city’s Fangshan District.
The so-called fifth-generation restroom is complete with wireless internet, vending machines, and flat-screen TV sets.
SOUNDBITE: ZHONG FANG, Designer
“The toilet provides a “fifth space” alongside the family space, work space, leisure space and cyber space. We have incorporated restrooms with multi-functional spaces.”
The high-tech restrooms can conserve water, and recycle sink water to flush toilets.
The toilets were first launched in November last year, and are now being rolled out across Beijing, as well as several other cities in the country.