Design Guide: Recreation Centers Individual Space Criteria January 1976
4-7 SERVICE ACTIVITIES (continued)
b. PUBLIC TOILETS.
All fixtures shall be easy to maintain and
(1) Function. To house personal hygiene
operate, and will be equipped with water saving
activities in a private and sanitary manner.
valves. Water closets shall be wall-hung and
(2) Participants A variable number of staff,
enclosed in ceiling mounted metal enclosures;
patrons, and patrons' guests.
valves will be mounted 39" above floor to
(3) Size. The toilet areas will be sized to
minimize damage from kicking. Lavatories shall
house the number of fixtures required by DOD
be enameled cast iron and be built into a
4270.1-M and TM 5-810-5, based on the
counter. Urinals shall be wall-hung and enclosed
aggregate number of occupants for which the
with metal screens. All accessories and fittings
Center is designed. This figure is derived from
will be tamper-proof.
the maximum number of patrons that the
Finishes should be impervious to water and
Center can accommodate, who are engaged
easy to maintain.
concurrently in various activities in different
(6) Technical Requirements
spaces including central program, small group,
refreshment, special interest, and administrative
30 ftc; mirrors 50 ftc
The ratio of fixtures for men and women
should be developed by the using agency
switch at control desk
according to installation population factors
such as the potential number of female military
1 per wall
and civilian personnel, and use patterns of the
Center such as the potential number of female
1 at lavatories
Approximate overall sizes
As required for fixtures
12,700 SF Center
(d) H V A C
19,800 SF Center
27,800 SF Center
78DB; 65WB; RH 50%
(4) Relationships. The public toilet area
Air changes 20 per hour
should be adjacent to the lobby area and near
the control center, AAFES refreshment and
1 speaker station
game area, and the special interest area. There
1 speaker station
should also be easy access from ITT and the
telephone lounge. The entrance to the toilet
areas should be visible from the control center.
(5) Design Considerations. To facilitate the
Appropriate sound level
use of public toilets when the Center is partially
Ave coef of absorption
opened (e.g., special interest, ITT, refreshment
areas), they should be designed in conjunction
with the entry/lobby.
2'-8" x 5'-0"
The interiors should be Iaid out with vestibules
to provide privacy. In the women's room this
vestibule should be developed as a small seating
Paper towel dispensers, soap dispensers,
A minimum of one fixture in each area will be
toilet paper holders, mirrors, trash
accessible by the physically handicapped.