Outhouses are officially back.An America has chosen the best bathroom designs this year. At least according to Cintas’ annual America’s Best Restroom Awards.
The company, which provides specialized services to business across the country, holds an annual competition to honor innovation and creativity in restrooms — public restrooms — and this year’s winner is an outhouse located in Minturn, Colorado, a small ski town near Vail.
According to Curbed, the winning restroom was designed with curved lines to resemble the entrance to a mine — a reference to the town’s history as a mining hub — and features turquoise walls and copper accents inside.
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Minturn was able to clinch the victory after rallying locals together to vote for the town’s remarkable restrooms.
Every year, Cintas opens up the awards to restrooms around the country — the only requirement being that they be accessible to the public — before narrowing down the competition to 10 or fewer finalists.
For contenders, the exposure offered by the contest is unparalleled. Joy Christensen, the owner of 2010’s winning restroom in St. Louis, Missouri, explained to Cintas: “We heard from folks from all over the country when they read about us or saw us on TV. We had a great spike in business just from people wanting to stop in to see the award winning restrooms.” And that was the 2015 America’s best bathroom designs contest for restrooms.
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