Submission: 12th January 2024 Registration: 10th January 2024 Location: Concept Language: English Prizes: View website Type: Open

“Shh.. it Matters” Public Toilet Design Architecture Competition aims to bring together creative minds from around the world to envision innovative and user-friendly designs for public toilets. 

The goal is to create safe, hygienic, and inclusive facilities that promote sustainability and enhance the user experience. This competition brief outlines the key objectives, requirements, and evaluation criteria for participants.

The “Shh.. it Matters” Public Toilet Design Architecture Competition invites participants to showcase their design skills and creativity in developing innovative public toilet facilities. By emphasizing functionality, accessibility, sustainability, and aesthetics, this competition aims to inspire the creation of modern and user-friendly toilets that meet the diverse needs of communities worldwide. Join us in this important endeavour to make a positive impact on public hygiene and urban environments. 


The primary objective of this competition is to design a public toilet facility that addresses the following aspects:

  1. Functionality: The design should provide efficient and functional spaces for users, including separate areas for males, females, and people with disabilities. It should incorporate all necessary amenities, such as toilets, urinals, sinks, and baby-changing facilities, while ensuring easy maintenance and cleanliness.
  2. Accessibility: The facility should be accessible to all individuals, regardless of age, gender, or physical abilities. Incorporate universal design principles, including barrier-free access, ample space for wheelchair users, and proper signage for navigation.
  3. Safety and Security: Ensure the safety and security of users by incorporating adequate lighting, clear sightlines, and durable materials. Consider measures to prevent vandalism, theft, and unauthorized access without compromising the aesthetic appeal of the design.
  4. Sustainability: Integrate sustainable practices and technologies into the design. Consider energy-efficient lighting, water-saving fixtures, use of recycled materials, and proper waste management systems. The design should minimize the environmental impact and promote a greener future.


  • This competition is open to all.
  • You can participate individually or as a team (Maximum 4 members in a team)

Submission Requirements:

  • Design sheets (2 -5) – jpeg. / jpg. format.  (45X45cm – individual sheet)
  • Design description with a title / Name your restaurant (Min. 300 words) – docx. / docs. Format


Winners (X3): Certificate of achievement + Publication + Interview

Honourable mentions (X3): Certificates + Publication 

Shortlisted entries (X10): Certificates 

*All the certificates will be attested and e-format.


Registration deadline:  31st December 2023


    • AR01:  October 1st – October 8th 
    • AR02: October 9th – October 19th
  • AR03: October 20th – November 2nd 


  • SR01: November 3rd – November 18th   
  • SR02: November 19th – December 2nd  
  • SR03: December 3rd – December 18th


  • December 19th – December 31st 

Submission Starts:  18th December 2023

Submission Ends: 12th January 2024

Result Announcement: 25th April 2024


Visit our website: www.archiol.org

Competition: https://www.archiol.org/competitions/shh-it-matters-2023

Date: October 11, 2023