A pool designed for the bravest of swimmers has been included in the plans for a new apartment development in London.
The ‘sky-pool’ will stretch across to separate apartment buildings, with the swimming pool ‘floating’ between the two buildings. At 25 metres long, the pool connects the two buildings with nothing supporting it from below.
Designed by London based architects HAL for the 2,000 home Embassy Gardens, the design has caught the attention of the world - some excited, some concerned.
With 20cm thick glass, and at 5 metres wide, and 3 metres deep, the pool acts as a connecting ‘bridge’ to the two buildings, whilst also providing spectacular views of London to those who choose to take the death laps.
Constructed and designed with meticulous engineers, the pool has had the nod of approval to be apart of the Ballimore Group’s development.
Not to worry, for those who would not dare cross the water-channel, they can use the adjacent foot-bridge to cross instead.
On each rooftop there will be state of the art entertainment facilities accompanied by extensive greenery in the rooftop gardens.
"My vision for the sky pool stemmed from a desire to push the boundaries in the capability of construction and engineering," said Ballymore Group CEO and chairman, Sean Mulryan. "I wanted to do something that had never been done before.”
"The Sky Pool's transparent structure is the result of significant advancements in technologies over the last decade. The experience of the pool will be truly unique, it will feel like floating through the air in central London.”
The development is due to be located in London’s new borough of Nine Elms, just set off the Thames River, and is scheduled to complete its construction in 2017.