Arup Designs A 'Sky Pool' Suspended 35 Metres Above London


Designs have been unveiled for a 'world's first', entirely transparent swimming pool suspended 35 metres in the sky.

As part of the Embassy Gardens Project, a high-end residential development in the heart of London, the 'sky pool' will be connected between the two buildings.

The pool will be 25 metres long, five metres wide and three metres deep, allowing residents to swim between the two buildings all while enjoying the spectacular views of icons including the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament, through 20-centimetre thick glass.

said, “As architects we aim to challenge conventions and set new standards that shape the way we live. Ballymore has presented us with a unique opportunity to push the boundaries of architecture and create an amazing amenity for residents to enjoy, whilst delighting the community with its gravity-defying design.”

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Archdaily, Chairman and CEO of the Ballymore Group Sean Mulryan said, "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.

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