Amsterdam, 18th of October 2021 – ONE HUNDRED restrooms, the new standard in public restrooms, is Gold winner of this year’s GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN, the prestigious and respected international design and architecture prize.
The international jury evaluated each project based on a point system (1-100). Depending on the score winners received a Gold, Silver or Bronze Award. The winning projects have proven to be particularly avant-garde and considerate of a sustainable future. ONE HUNDRED won a Gold Award for the discipline of ‘other categories’ in the interior design category.
The GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN is an annual award that celebrates excellence in design, architecture, and the built environment. Recognized by the community in Quebec since its creation in 2007, this year’s competition was its 14th edition. Talents from more than 30 countries joined in presenting 1,113 creative projects of all sorts.
About ONE HUNDRED restrooms
ONE HUNDRED restrooms offers premium paid public restrooms to high traffic locations like petrol stations, shopping malls and train stations.
Public toilets in Europe have quite a bad image. The ambition of ONE HUNDRED is to create a new standard in public restrooms and make a toilet break inspirational. ONE HUNDRED believes the restroom of the future is a place, a health hub, build around the principles of well-being. A place to relieve, refresh and reload. The ONE HUNDRED restrooms experience goes beyond clean, safe toilets in high traffic areas, as it combines cutting-edge technology, sustainable design and service to create moments for better well-being.
In addition, the facilities are fully equipped with high-tech tools like water flow meters, digital motivational mirrors, a smart payment system and connected dispensers. Technology that doesn’t only contribute to the overall experience, it also plays an important factor in terms of operational efficiency and sustainability. Strategic partners Essity, Roca and Diversey – leaders in their sector – highly contribute to the sustainability and innovation of the concept. ONE HUNDRED restrooms is on the verge of a large European roll-out with various operational partners.
Multiple award-winning design
The Grands prix du design award isn’t the first recognition for the ONE HUNDRED restrooms project, designed by WeWantMore studio from Antwerp. The design has been awarded in 2019 with a Silver A’Design award and a platinum MUSE design award and in 2020 with an iF design award.
WeWantMore is a Belgium based award winning design studio, founded in 2006, focusing on graphic, interior and experiential design. Putting creativity at the center of the design process, they strive to create lasting valuable contributions to culture. WeWantMore wants to lead the way in designing how brands shape and interact with the world, by relentlessly pushing the boundaries of creativity, challenging accepted beliefs and demanding more from both themselves and their clients.
“Inspired by ONE HUNDRED’s vision, we wanted to redefine the toilet break moment as such. Rather than designing a merely functional area, we re- interpreted the concept of a public restroom as a place to relieve, refresh and reload. As a result, the ONE HUNDRED restrooms experience goes beyond a clean toilet in a high traffic area. It creates a true moment of well-being through an intricate combination of cutting-edge technology, design and service.” Ruud Belmans, founder, and Creative Director at WeWantMore.
About the GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN
The GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN is an annual award that celebrates excellence in design, architecture, and the built environment. After thirteen editions known and recognized as prestigious competitions celebrating the excellence of a creative industry, the GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN has exploded on the world stage, added a very first international Jury and introduced new disciplines and categories to reflect the effervescence and multidisciplinary of creativity in the building industry.