The Multisensory Experience
Typically, the main areas of focus within washroom design include materials, textures, colours and patterns. However, the market is evolving and there are other aspects that also warrant consideration. For example, at Geberit we know that the potential for wellbeing is at its highest when the design of spaces is informed and enriched by the four senses – sight, sound, touch and scent.
Designers should plan their project with acoustics in mind, respecting the different room types from washrooms to offices to meeting rooms – careful consideration should be made to reduce the transfer of noise from a critical room (where noise is a minor disturbance) into an uncritical room (where noise is a major disturbance). In close-quarter environments, the need to minimise noise is particularly important. To meet this need, advancements have been made, including decoupled prewall installation systems with integrated cisterns and acoustically optimised pipework, such as Geberit Silent-PP.
In Western culture the colour white denotes cleanliness and is therefore a popular choice for Architects and Designers when creating the ideal office washroom space. However, the lighter the colour the more the dirt that is present will show. Focus should be given to materials and finishes that are less likely to show dirt or are easier to clean such as The Geberit Bathroom Collection where the Ceramics are finished with Keratect glaze.