The swimming pool called Sky Pool has a transparent structure, 25m long, can hold up to 148,000 liters of water and is suspended in the air.
This is the world’s first floating swimming pool in the air. This unique transparent swimming pool was designed by the team of architects of HAL Architects.
Sky Pool, located 35m above ground, stretches 14m across the two skyscrapers of Embassy Gardens in the heart of London. Sky Pool is located on the top floor of 2 buildings and belongs to a complex of restaurants, spas and bars.
The pool has 200mm thick sides, 300mm thick bottom, 3.2 meters deep and weighs 50 tons. The Sky Pool features steps, a filtration system at both ends and five lighting modes.
Sky Pool is not fixed at both ends with two buildings but can slide slightly due to the movements of the two 10-storey buildings it connects, but still ensures watertightness. This is possible thanks to modern technology and innovations in architecture.
At a height of 35m, and through transparent acrylic panels, guests swimming at Sky Pool can both see the city from above without any obstructions and can look directly down to the ground below. The architects hope that Sky Pool will give customers a swimming experience like no other, the feeling of floating in the heart of London.
Mr. Edwin Heathcote, architectural critic of the Financial Times, said that this swimming pool was designed as a “disaster” in the middle of the city.
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