Interestingly, unlike traditional architectural designs, Compass Pool's designer and technical director said the project was conceived entirely around the pool, rather than the building supporting it.
The glass-bottom pool is also created to allow visitors to the building to see swimmers above, while giving swimmers the illusion of being suspended in the sky.
So they devised a solution based on the door of a submarine, coupled with a rotating spiral staircase that rises from the pool floor when someone wants to get in or out. Other than its mysterious entry and exit mechanism, the pool will feature a clear floor so that swimmers can see the guests below and vice versa and an anemometer to measure the wind speed, ensuring water doesn't spill out to the street below. The most common one asking the mechanics of getting in and out of the pool.
LONDON, June 8 ― London could become home to the world's first 360-degree rooftop infinity pool, offering swimmers uninterrupted views both above and below the water.
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The pool will also be fitted with a bunch of lights to give the building's top a "sparkling jewel-topped" look at night.
With its upper levels occupied by a five-star worldwide hotel, Infinity London's crowning jewel will be a 600,000-liter pool with no visible edges, at least for the swimmers. The pool's heating system will use waste energy from the air condition system for the building, which boasts an innovative twist on renewable energy.
Infinity pools are a staple of beachside resorts and high-end hotels - but you probably haven't seen one quite like this. "The second to deliver the staircase up to water level". "Normally a simple ladder would suffice, but we didn't want stairs on the outside of the building or in the pool as it would spoil the view - and obviously you don't want 600,000 litres of water draining through the building either".
Work on the infinity pool, named Infinity London, will begin construction in 2020 if all goes well.