- Daily Zen
People walking by on the street 10 stories down look like miniature action figures.
The world’s first floating pool was opened in London on May 19, 2021 at the place that offers the spectacular view of the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, and the Thames. The sky pool was built between the two towers of the Embassy Gardens apartments, and this is the first project of this kind in the world.
What is spectacular about the project is that the sky pool London can offer a completely transparent view of the bottom of the pool. This gives a boost to the adrenaline junkies who like to explore their adrenaline limits. At the same time, the construction is completely safe thanks to the smart building solutions and great stability of the pool.
Many residents of the Embassy Gardens were looking for ways to entertain themselves during hot days and nights. They were looking for solutions and the main architect, Eckersley O’Callaghan came up with the solution that would be a pure attraction for the residents of the buildings.
The solution was a transparent swimming pool that can support the swimmers and their intention to be high above the ground. It was a technically demanding project where many engineers were involved in constructing the unit.
However, the engineers had a great vision of the project.
The main parts were eight-inch-thick acrylic frames and the bases with an overall weight of a whopping 50 tons. All of the construction parts were built in Colorado and they were transported to Texas and then to the end destination, London. The journey ended after a three-week-long cruise. This was the beginning of the assembling of the pool’s parts.
The Embassy Gardens’ pool is one of a kind in the world, and it attracts many visitors. However, access to the pool is possible only for the residents of the Embassy Gardens building and their guests. This created many debates about the exclusivity of the place. Many people would like to swim in this pool, but they might never have a chance to make it happen.
It shows us how some architectural solutions can be possible to apply in real projects. This pool is located between the two buildings and it is 35m (115ft) high above the ground. This gives the swimmers an incredible view above and below the pool. Some adrenaline will certainly boost up the experience.
However, the pool is available only to the residents of these Nine Elms Vauxhall buildings where the monthly rentals are between £1,800 and £6,500.
This part of London is known for the clubbing scene and great restaurants, which is one additional reason to come here and see the area.
You will be able to stay here and see the transparent swimming pool from the ground. If you are lucky enough to be a guest of the Embassy Gardens’ resident, you can swim in the pool and feel the place on your own.
Whether you decide to see the pool or not, this breathtaking construction will remain to be the main attraction of this part of London. It was built with attention to each detail, and only the best architects were working on this project.
The floating pool in London is an architectural wonder, and it will be intriguing the visitors in the years to come. You can be privileged to swim here if you are lucky enough to be a guest or a resident of the building. If you are not that lucky, you can come to the Nine Elms Vauxhall area and enjoy the view from the ground.