Infinity London: World’s First 360-Degree Rooftop Infinity Pool
London, England has plans to build the first ever infinity pool that not only is at the top of an extremely tall building (220 meters) but also has 360-degrees of amazing skyline. With an incredibly clean design there is no outer access or ladder. Swimmers come up through the pool in submarine door-inspired technology. The spiral staircase rotates and rises or descends through the water.
Adding to the clean look is the fact that it is made from cast acrylic with transparent sides and floors. Cast acrylic transmits light at a similar wavelength as water thus making this pool appear perfectly clear. Acting as a skylight for the 5-star hotel that will be below it, swimmers can look down and see whats happening inside the 55 story building or guests can look up at the pool.
There are other amazing technological marvels such as the sustainable way they will heat the 600,000 liters of water. The heating system will recycle the waste energy from the building’s air conditioning system, running the hot gas byproduct through a heat exchanger. The temperature is computer controlled and the pool has an anemometer to measure wind speed and send data to the building management system to make sure water would not spill over the side of the building.
Compass Pool’s swimming pool designer and technical director Alex Kemsley was thrilled to be part of this project from the earliest stages as often infinity pools are an amenity added later “but on this project we actually started with the pool design and essentially said, ‘how do we put a building underneath this?’”
Called Infinity London, construction is expected to start in 2020 with the specific location still pending. Sure to be a beacon shining during the day, at night color changing lights will illuminate this sparkling jewel of architectural splendor for all to see.