Hot Pink Female Urinals Could Be Coming To Aussie Music Festivals
The Lapee is designed to cut down wait times and improve safety for female festivalgoers, and are potentially on their way to Australian music events.
Known as the Lapee, the female urinal has been rolled out at the Roskilde music festival in Denmark, in the hope of making things easier for female music fans sick of waiting in long lines for regular cubicles.
Having worked as architect student volunteers at the famous festival last year, architects Gina Perier and Alexander Egebjerg came up with the idea to create the Lapee after identifying a lack in toilets on offer for women just wanting to pee.
"When you are a woman and you are in a festival you always go to just all purpose, mixed-gender toilets and it sounds like the most luxurious thing in the world to think of a place where it's pee only," Perier said.
"It's just so much more hygienic and so much more practical."
Perier and Egebjerg both said so far the feedback had been very positive and added the urinals will also be used at several festivals in Europe, and even as far as in Australia.
According to Lapee, 90 percent of toilet queues are made up of women needing to pee only.
Their solution is a female-only urinal designed so that the user can see out while peeing and that her eyesight is at the same level as a standing man's. The Lapee has a 1100 litre capacity tank underneath it, or can be connected directly to sewage lines and accommodates three woman at a time.
Perier said Lapee would not only cut lines, but was also a safer alternative as women using it would be able to see what is going around them at all times.
"We're being spammed by Instagram messages and pictures and posts of girls being so happy and telling us that finally they have something that is saving their like every day lives at festivals," Perier said.