Sky-high glass swimming pool created to connect south London apartment complex

Date
20 August 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read
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HAL architects: Pool view, Embassy Gardens render

A 25-metre-long glass bottomed swimming pool will link two blocks of flats in London’s Nine Elm quarter, close to Battersea Power Station. As part of the Embassy Gardens development by HAL architects, the human aquarium will allow residents to swim between the two buildings while enjoying views across London.

Not for the faint-hearted the transparent pool will be suspended ten storeys above ground, but swimmers will be surround by 20 centimetres of hardy glass casing, keeping their breast-stroke afloat in the London breeze. If inhabitants don’t fancy a dip, a second bridge sat parallel to the pool will allow them to walk and paddle between the two buildings. The development is now in its second stage and won’t complete until 2017.

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HAL architects: Pool view, Embassy Gardens render

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HAL architects: Pool view, Embassy Gardens render

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