Designed by Compass Pools, the structure is made from cast acrylic rather than glass to make the water crystal-clear. The floor of the pool will be totally see-through too, so those below can watch the shadowy swimmers do their lengths up above. Designer and technical director of the project, Alex Kelsey, says: 'we wanted an uninterrupted view, both above and below the water.'
The best bit? Swimmers will access the pool through a spinning spiral staircase. Based on submarine door designs, the rotating staircase will rise from the pool floor allowing visitors to enter and exit easily.
In case things get windy 200m above the pavement, the pool will be linked to a computer-controlled system to ensure it stays at the perfect temperature – and to prevent water sloshing over the edge to the streets below. Plans are in place to heat the pool in an eco-friendly way too, using waste energy generated by the building's air-conditioning system.
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