To celebrate World Toilet Day, here are
Dezeen's favourite unusual toilets

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As it's World Toilet Day, here's a selection of our favourite toilets from the Dezeen archives, including a straw-bale urinal for rock festivals and a pissoir that straps to a tree.

P-Tree festival urinal that straps to a tree by Aandeboom
This image: P-Tree festival urinal that straps to a tree by Aandeboom. Main image: L'Uritonnoir straw bale urials for festivals by Faltazi

The annual World Toilet Day has a serious purpose: to raise awareness of sanitation and draw attention to the 2.5 billion people who do not have access to a clean and safe toilet.

Pollee by UiWE festival urinal for women
Pollee by UiWE festival urinal for women

However most of the toilets we've published are designed for the convenience of people in the developed world, including a surprising number of solutions for people attending open-air concerts. There's even a portable urinal for festival-going girls.

Mrs Hudson toilet by 2-B-2
Mrs Hudson toilet by 2-B-2

Other designer WCs on Dezeen include a toilet called Mrs Hudson by Ukrainian architects 2-B-2 and one with an integrated wash basin, where waste water from the sink is used to fill the toilet cistern.

W+W by Gabriele and Oscar Buratti with Roca Innovation Lab
W+W toilet with integrated wash basin by Gabriele and Oscar Buratti with Roca Innovation Lab

We've also featured a few unusual toilet blocks, such as the new golden public toilet in Wembley that aims to "inspire confidence" and "pride in a place".

Golden public toilet by Gort Scott  aims to
Golden public toilet by Gort Scott that aims to "inspire confidence"

At the other end of the scale there's a public toilet that's inspired by the facility's location in what was once a red-light district and even a pair of cubicles that look like headless dinosaurs.

Royal Flush by Chris Briffa Architects
Royal Flush by Chris Briffa Architects

Check out more unusual toilets here.

Kumutoto Toilets by Studio Pacific
Kumutoto Toilets that look like headless dinosaurs by Studio Pacific