Embassy Gardens, a luxury apartment complex opening in London’s Nine Elms district, has unveiled plans to build the world’s first sky pool – A 90 foot long pool that stretches between the complex’s two towers, allowing residents to swim between the rooftop bar, spa, and orangery. The clear swimming pool is perched 10 stories in the air, making you feel like you’re swimming through the air. Meanwhile, pedestrians below will actually be able to look up through the bottom of the pool to see people swimming above them.
The transparent pool will be 10 feet deep with a water depth of 4 feet, and will be constructed with the help of aquarium designers using 8-inch-thick sheets of glass to ensure that it doesn’t shatter and send swimmers falling from the sky.
“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,” said Sean Mulryan, chairman and CEO of the Ballymore Group, the project’s developers. “The experience of the pool will be truly unique, it will feel like floating through the air in central London.”
Living in a building with a sky pool won’t come cheap. Units at Embassy Gardens start at around $950,000. The first residences are expected to be completed in 2017, the pool in 2018.
Personally, I think this idea sounds completely insane. But what do you think? Would you have the nerve to swim in the Embassy Gardens sky pool?