The world-renowned Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) designed and oversaw the construction of these delightfully eccentric public toilets, situated on the main street of this small town. The toilets attract busloads of curious visitors. Perhaps these are the only toilets that are a tourist attraction not so much for their obvious purpose as for their unique design. Congruity is forgotten here as colourful curves meet unlikely combinations of tiles of all dimensions. The toilets are lit naturally through an odd array of coloured bottles cemented into the wall. The public toilets that put Kawakawa on the map were Hundertwasser’s final creation.
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