Wonderful Engineering

Infinity London Will Have The World’s First 360-Degree Swimming Pool

If you are among the group of swimmers who are always looking for thrilling adventures, behold; a rooftop infinity pool that will offer 360-degree views of the London skyline will be constructed soon enough. The structure is called Infinity London and is a 55-story building with a pool that will hold 600,000 liters of water.

Infinity London was unveiled by Compass Pools. According to the designers, the Infinity London is the first of its kind and described it as ‘the only building in the world to incorporate a 360-degree infinity pool.’ The pool will be crafted using cast acrylic and shall have transparent floors and sides. This will allow visitors to be able to see the swimmers having fun above them.

Staying pure to the idea, the design of the Infinity London won’t have any stairs on the exterior of the pool or the building. Rather, a spiral staircase has been added that will be rising and rotating through the water, thus providing access to the swimmers. According to the designers, the pool will be similar to the ‘jewel-topped torch’ during night time.

Alex Kemsley, Compass Pool’s swimming pool designer and technical director, said, ‘We faced some quite major technical challenges to this building, the biggest one being how actually to get into the pool. The solution is based on the door of a submarine, coupled with a rotating spiral staircase which rises from the pool floor when someone wants to get in or out — the absolute cutting edge of swimming pool and building design and a little bit James Bond to boot!’

The pool will also feature a built-in anemometer for monitoring wind speed and will be paired with a computer-controlled building management system for regulating the temperature of the pool and making sure that the water level is maintained. The water will be heated via the waste energy from the air conditioning system of the building. If everything goes according to plan and partners and contractors are finalized for the Infinity London, the construction could kick off as soon as 2020.