A new building was recently opened to much fanfare at a university in Henan, but netizens and the media were quick to rain on their parade and call the building out for having more than a passing resemblance to a giant toilet.
According to Sina, the building is located at the Longzihu campus of the North China University of Water Conservancy and Electric Power. Given the name, perhaps the unique design was intentional.
Netizens had a field day and brought their sarcasm to the comment section, with many complementing the architect on his sense of humor.
“From a fengshui standpoint, the design is very auspicious. We should give it some time,” said one insightful netizen.
“Yep, it’s definitely a toilet,” said another.
“The architect really had a sense of humor,” another remarked.
Despite officially banning “weird” buildings back in February, there are still plenty of architectural gems to be found across China, whether it be the phallic shaped People’s Daily headquarters or the design for the new Beijing airport which many believe looks like a certain part of the female anatomy.