Published: Sun, June 09, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

World's first 360-degree rooftop infinity pool to open atop London skyscraper

World's first 360-degree rooftop infinity pool to open atop London skyscraper

Compass Pools, a UK-based pool maker, is now hashing out what it calls the "Infinity London", a 55-story skyscraper topped with a 360-degree pool with transparent walls.

If the above happens to be your dream, your wish, you fantasy, you're in luck because a few architects in the United Kingdom are planning just that. The building is design by the company which will include a 5-Star hotel and the pool which is supposed to be it's main point of attraction.

The pool will have see-through sides and floor, with no visible steps at the edge. Good question. Swimmers will access the pool through a rotating spiral staircase, which comes up from the pool floor.

Sound excessive? You're not wrong.

"Architects often come to us to design rooftop infinity pools, but rarely do we get a say in the building design because the pool is usually an afterthought", said Alex Kemsley in a statement.

The designs for the 600,000-liter pool, named Infinity London, have been unveiled by Compass Pools, reports CNN.

Compass Pools' website says that swimmers will use a spiral staircase "based on the door of a submarine" that rises from the pool's floor.

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Sounds mad. But yeah, wouldn't mind a little dip in it, tbh. "But on this project, we actually started with the pool design and essentially said, 'how do we put a building underneath this?'"

Get the togs at the ready, lads. The pool is made from cast acrylic rather than glass, as this material "transmits light at a similar wavelength to water so the pool will look perfectly clear", the firm says.

The designers explained, just getting into this Infinity London is enough to make you feel like James Bond.

Along with this, a built-in wind speed monitor will help avoid water spilling onto the streets below, and an innovative heating system that captures hot gas produced through the building's air conditioning systems to warm the water for the pool.

But what about entering and exiting the pool?

The architectural concept hails from UK-based swimming pool creators Compass Pools and, should it get the go-ahead, swimming atop a giant skyscraper will be a must for anyone looking for a totally unique way to view London's skyline.

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