Soaring high up in the air, while splashing in water is how a dip in the sky pool can be defined.
The world’s first glass-bottomed sky pool will make swimming in the sky possible. Coming up in London is a 25-meter long transparent swimming pool suspended 10 stories in the air between two blocks of luxury apartments. It is conceived to be a part of Embassy Gardens at Nine Elms, a new development near the former Battersea power station.
A must-do experience for those who do not fear heights or depths, the pool will allow swimmers to look down 35 meters to the world below as they take a dip, with only 20 cm of glass between them and the outside world. Residents of the buildings will be able to swim between the two towers and recover from their exertions on a sky deck which boasts a spa, summer bar and orangery with views of the Houses of Parliament.
The entirely transparent and structure free pool is being designed by Arup Associates, with specialist input from aquarium designers Reynolds. Along with adding the world’s first glass bottomed pool to London’s skyline, Embassy Gardens will also include about 2,000 homes including three-bedroom suites and penthouses starting at $950,000.
Ballymore’s chairman and CEO, Sean Mulryan, announced, “My vision for the sky pool stemmed from a desire to push the boundaries in the capability of construction and engineering, I wanted to do something that had never been done before.” He added, “The experience of the pool will be truly unique, it will feel like floating through the air in central London.”
Courtesy of: pursuitist