Pools on crazy skyscrapers are no longer a rarity. This crazy 360-degree infinity pool above the rooftops of London, however, already.
Do you have a fear of heights? Or do you dare to go to the spectacular pool?
CNN reports that the world’s first 360-degree infinity pool will rise above the rooftops of London – at a dizzying height of over 200 meters. The special feature: The pool should be completely transparent …
This is what the 360 degree infinity pool looks like
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What will it be like to float atop a 55-story building with 360-degree views of the city of London? Infinity London will be the only building in the world with a 360-degree transparent infinity pool. This four-sided pool, designed by Compass Pools, will become the latest addition to London’s skyline. #infinitylondon #360infinitypool #compasspools #infinitypool #rooftoppool #swimmingpool #pooldesign #architecture #london
The designer of the pool is called Alex Kemsley from Compass Pools. “We started with the design of the pool and only then considered how we pack a building underneath,” he explains. Not only the sides of the pool, but on the floor should be built entirely of transparent acrylic. Visitors to the skyscraper can therefore observe the bathers from below. The skyscraper has 55 floors and is over 200 meters high.
The implementation is causing problems
The height of the house over 200 meters is causing difficulties for the architect. So that no water runs out of the pool in strong wind, the pool is equipped with an anemometer, which is connected to the building management system. How exactly this technique should work then, is not yet clear. You’re wondering now how to enter this pool? Yeah, that’s one of the biggest challenges for the architects. “We do not want stairs outside by the pool, because that would spoil the view – and of course 600,000 liters should not flow through the building,” says Alex. The idea is a combination of a submarine door and a rotating spiral staircase, which starts up from the bottom of the pool as soon as someone wants to get in or out. Crazy, right?
When will the pool be built?
Already in the next year, the project is to be built. The top floors of the skyscraper are said to house a five-star hotel. Only the guests of this hotel may enjoy the bathing fun. To spend a night there, you’ll probably have to dig deep into your purse …