London is going to have the world’s first sky-high 360-degree rooftop infinity pool in 2020. It will be built on the roof of a 55-story building and have a capacity of 174 gallons. This infinity pool in London will be 200 metres in the air, with a see-through bottom, reports CNBC.
The stunning new structure will be a part of Infinity London, a luxury hotel that will open in 2020. Alex Kemsley, the technical director of the pool revealed, “We are expecting the pool itself to cost in excess of 10 million pounds,” which is equivalent to $12.7 million.
Infinity pool set to attract many visitors
The transparent floor of the pool will allow visitors to see people swimming and gaze at the sky above. The floor is going to be made from acrylic as compared to the glass to ensure it looks perfectly clear. Since acrylic transmits light at a similar wavelength to water, it will create a more transparent effect.
The pool will have a built-in ‘anemometer’. This device will monitor wind speeds and prevent water from blowing down the street. Also, the pool’s heating system will use waste energy from the building’s air conditioning system.
Entering the pool is an experience of its own. The mechanism is based on the door of a submarine and has a rotating spiral staircase. This staircase rises from the pool floor when someone wants to get in or out. Kemsley said in a statement,
“this is the absolute cutting edge of swimming pool and building design and a little bit James Bond to boot!”
Kemsley also added that usually, a simple ladder would help people enter the pool but they didn’t want stairs to spoil the view.
Though extremely unique in its design, Infinity London’s pool isn’t the only sky-high pool you can visit. The rooftop infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore is another marvel. It is reportedly the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool.