Archive / Dry Toilet

Nr. 049 / 2003 - ongoing / Venezuela

Dry Toilet


Initiator(s)

Marjetica Potrč

Description

The project consists of a waterless and ecologically safe toilet that collects waste and turns into fertiliser for La Vega barrio in Caracas, an area with no running water. The toilet was built with the residents, a neighbourhood association and architect Liyat Esakov.

Location

Venezuela

Goals

The project provides an 'informal' infrastructure to residents who receive water from municipal authorities no more than two days per week.

Beneficial outcomes

Collects waste and turns it into fertilizer.

Maintained by

Caracas Case Project and Federal Cultural Foundation of Germany; Ministry of Environment, Venezuela

Users

Liyat Esakov (architect), Marjetica Potrč, La Vega community

Links

http://www.potrc.org/index.html
http://www.afterall.org/online/spaces-for-a-new-culture-of-a-living/#.UqCY_2Rxu5I
https://frieze.com/article/form-follows-function