Death defying swimming pools are set to become the newest architectural trend in central London, allowing visitors to float over 200 metres above the capital’s skyline.
Pool designers at have developed Infinity London, the only building in the world to incorporate a 360-degree infinity pool.
The concept, also referred to by the Greek lemniscate symbol (∞), features a 600,000-litre pool built right on top of a 55 -storey building.
The pool is made from cast acrylic rather than glass, as this material transmits light at a similar wavelength to water so that the pool will look perfectly clear.
The floor of the pool is also transparent, allowing visitors to see the swimmers and sky above.
Swimmers will access the pool through a rotating spiral staircase based on the door of a submarine, rising from the pool floor when someone wants to get in or out.
Other advanced technical features include a built-in anemometer to monitor the wind speed.
This is linked to a computer-controlled building management system to ensure the pool stays at the right temperature and water doesn’t get blown down to the streets below.
Boasting an innovative twist on renewable energy, the pool’s heating system will use waste energy from the air condition system for the building.
The hot gas that is produced as a by-product of creating cold air in the building will run through a heat exchanger to heat the water for the pool.
The pool is also fitted with a full spectrum of lights which will give the building the appearance of a sparkling jewel-topped torch at night.