PICS: A London hotel's upcoming rooftop infinity pool will have 360-degree views of the city

2019-06-07 09:17 - Gabi Zietsman
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At the very top of a 55-storey building, the new design for an infinity pool might leave you clutching at your heart. 

UK-based designer Compass Pools unveiled their innovative design for the death-defying pool of a new hotel - Infinity London - which is looking to start construction in 2020 once the contractors and partners are confirmed. 

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Concept design for new london infinity pool

(Photo: Compass Pools)

According to their website, this infinity pool will have complete 360-degree views of London, with no ladders or decks on the side.

Instead, to get in and out, 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. 

Concept design for new london infinity pool

(Photo: Compass Pools)

It will also include a wind monitor that will ensure water doesn't get spilt onto the street and it will be heated using the excess heat generated by the building's air conditioning system. Lights will make the pool sparkle at night - a jewel on the London skyline.

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night time

(Gif: Compass Pools)

“Architects often come to us to design rooftop infinity pools, but rarely do we get a say in the building design because the pool is usually an afterthought," says Compass Pool’s swimming pool designer and technical director Alex Kemsley.

“But on this project, we actually started with the pool design and essentially said, ‘how do we put a building underneath this?’

Concept design for new london infinity pool

(Photo: Compass Pools)

“When we designed the pool, we wanted an uninterrupted view, both above and below the water. Swimming in the SkyPool at The Shard, it’s quite a weird feeling to have helicopters flying past at your level, but this pool takes it a step further."

This might just be the next big Instagram pool obsession.

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Concept design for new london infinity pool

(Photo: Compass Pools)

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