Imagine taking in 360 degree views of London from a 220-metre high vantage point, all while floating in your togs. This will soon be a reality thanks to plans for an epic infinity pool on top of a city skyscraper.
The pool, which will be known as London Infinity, will take up the WHOLE top floor 50 storey building and will have transparent floors and walls.
Hang on. How do you get in and out of this thing?
The UK-based pool maker behind the incredible creation, Compass Pools, said swimmers will need to access the pool through a rotating spiral staircase rising from the pool floor.
Ah, yeah…this pool is certainly not for the faint-hearted!
Instead of glass, the pool will be made from cast acrylic (giving totally clear visibility) and have a computer-controlled building management system preventing water splashing over the edges.
The environment was also considered in the design with the pool’s heating system to use waste energy from the air conditioning system for the building.
The building underneath will feature a five-star hotel on the upper floors offering pool access for guests.
Interestingly, the design for the building began with the pool concept before consideration of how to build the structure below.
“Architects often come to us to design rooftop infinity pools but rarely do we get a say in the building design because the pool is usually an afterthought,” Compass Pools commented.
Work on the pool is expected to begin next year.
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Would you be game to swim in this pool?
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