Plans are underway to build the world’s first rooftop 360-degree infinity pool in London. UK-based pool manufacturer, Compass Pools, unveiled its design for infinity London, a 600,000-liter pool that would top a 55-story hotel, allowing visitors to float over 200 meters above the capital’s skyline.
The planned pool would be made from cast acrylic rather than glass, transmitting light at a similar wavelength to water so the pool will look perfectly clear. The floor of the pool is also transparent, allowing visitors to see the swimmers and sky above. Swimmers will access the pool through a rotating spiral staircase based on the door of a submarine, rising from the pool floor when someone wants to get in or out.
Other technical features include a built-in anemometer to monitor the wind speed, which is linked to a computer-controlled building management system to ensure the pool stays at the right temperature and water doesn’t get blown down to the streets below. It also has a transparent floor so visitors can see swimmers overhead, and an innovative heating system that captures hot gas produced through the building’s air conditioning systems to warm the water for the pool.
The pool would also be equipped with colored lights designed to give the tower the appearance of a sparkling jewel at night, while the pool walls and floor is made of cast acryclic instead of traditional glass.
Infinity London tower would be a 55-story skyscraper, with its upper levels occupied by a five-star international hotel. If all the partners and contractors are confirmed, Infinity London could kick off construction as early as 2020. However, at this point, the project’s location is also not confirmed, so it remains an architectural concept. And don’t forget to check 12 world’s most extraordinary swimming pools and 20tallest buildings in the world.