Chinese university building mocked for looking like giant toilet

Building in central China that cost US$13 million comes complete with ‘bowl’ and ‘cistern’, internet users say

PUBLISHED : Monday, 25 September, 2017, 1:09pm
UPDATED : Monday, 25 September, 2017, 3:57pm

A university building in central China has been mocked by internet users for looking like a toilet, according to a news website.

The 12-storey block was at the North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power in Zhengzhou in Henan province, Vcg.com reported.

Internet users joked that the front of the building looked like a toilet bowl and the back a cistern.

Even the roof of the block at the college looked like a toilet lid, they joked.

“It looks ugly and strange,” one internet user was quoted as saying.

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About 86 million yuan (US$13 million) was invested in the building which is designed to help the college’s graduates start their own businesses. The building opened last year.

One internet user was a little more forgiving about the building’s design.

“I can’t see any innovation and beauty in the building, but the designer did well if it’s to help local graduates,” they wrote.