Soon to bridge across two ten-floor buildings in London, the Sky Pool by Ballymore is one of the major highlights of the Embassy Gardens development. This see-through swimming pool will be 115 feet off the ground, and its dimensions of 90 feet long, 19 feet wide, and nearly 10 feet deep will allow the inhabitants of the residential complex to swim at ease above the River Thames. The project also implies an entirely transparent glass shell that is 8 inches thick.
The Sky Pool is part of the Nine Elms regeneration efforts in Battersea in south London: “My vision for the sky pool stemmed from a desire to push the boundaries in the capability of construction and engineering. I wanted to do something that had never been done before. The experience of the pool will be truly unique, it will feel like floating through the air in central London”, stated Sean Mulryan, chairman and CEO of the Ballymore Group. This new project has already stirred a lot of controversy, as the prices of the neighboring apartments, which will be released to the market starting next month, start at 602,000 GBP, or about $944,000. Design-wise, what are your thoughts on this unconventional, massive-scale project?