There has always been something special about the view from the top. It’s a feeling of accomplishment to look down at the world beneath you. Which is the exact feeling London’s sky pool will create.
A 25-meter long swimming pool suspended 10 stories in the air will connect two luxury apartment buildings in London. It will be the world’s first “sky pool.” Located at Embassy Gardens, the transparent pool will be made of 20cm thick glass used mainly in aquariums. For passers on the street beneath, it will resemble an aquarium. Just with humans instead of fish. London’s sky pool will be three meters deep and have a water depth of 1.2 meters. Residents who are lucky enough to have access to the pool will be able to swim their way through the development’s rooftop bar, spa and orangery. Don’t fret if you don’t want to get wet, a walkway will also be available.
In a comment on it’s inception chairman and CEO of the Ballymore Group discussed, “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.” The experience of the pool will be truly unique, it will feel like floating through the air in central London.”
Having a pool floating above London does not come cheap. Prices for apartments and penthouses in the complex will start at $942,572. The Embassy Gardens is part of a Nine Elms development in southwest London. The project was intended to revive the inner-city district of Battersea. The cost alone prices out many of the areas locals and Brits in general. The development is seeing to mainly target wealthy investors in Asia and the Middle East. While it may only allow access to the super-rich, it will provide an architecturally striking component for everyone to admire.