Bonnaroo Toilets and Showers

Featured on The Farm of the famed Manchester, TN festival, EOA as part of the Hawkins Partners’ Team planned for new permanent facility improvements which included two 150-count toilet buildings and three shower pods with 56 showers per location. These facilities serve upwards of 80,000 attendees each year. Each toilet building has a prominent datum wall that divides the men’s and women’s restrooms. This wall extends into the landscape, housing 29 water filing stations per location for festival go’ers, and is also provides stack ventilation for the unconditioned buildings.

The buildings themselves stand out with the linear art walls created with steel angles along the queuing areas. These angles provide a colorful backdrop that speaks to the festival’s creative nature and provide different shadowing effects as the sun angle changes throughout the day. With the festival’s goal of water conservation and energy efficiency-low flow fixtures, passive & active ventilation, and linear skylights help the buildings to operate efficiently during the annual festival.

Client

New Era Farms, LLC

Place

Manchester, Tennessee

Scale

Two 150-Count Toilet Buildings; Three Shower Pods

Recognition

Photography

Aerial Innovations of TN
EOA Architects (Illustrations and Misc Event Photos)