Compass Pools has unveiled a concept for a four-sided infinity pool atop a London skyscraper, accessed via a submarine-style door.

Called Infinity London, the project is described by the swimming pool manufacturer as “only building in the world to incorporate a 360-degree infinity pool”.

The pool is imagined atop a 220-metre-high, 55-storey skyscraper. Containing 600,000 litres of water, it would be surrounded by clear walls made from acrylic.

The bottom of the pool would also be transparent, so it could act as a skylight. At night it would be lit up with colour-changing lights.

Compass Pools推出了一個倫敦摩天大樓頂部的四面無邊泳池概念,通過潛水式門進入。

該項目被稱為Infinity London,被游泳池製造商描述為“世界上唯一一個融合360度無邊泳池的建築”。

游泳池位於一座220米高,55層高的摩天大樓頂層。 它含有600,000升水,周圍環繞著由丙烯酸製成的透明牆壁。

池的底部也是透明的,因此它可以充當天窗。 晚上會用變色燈點亮。

Swimmers would enter the pool via a submarine-style door|游泳者將通過潛水式門進入游泳池

With no sides or deck, swimmers would have to enter the pool through a custom-designed hatch in the pool bottom.

“We faced some quite major technical challenges to this building, the biggest one being how to actually get into the pool,” said Alex Kemsley, founder and technical director of Compass Pools.


Compass Pools的創始人兼技術總監Alex Kemsley說:“我們在這座大樓面臨著一些相當大的技術挑戰,其中最大的一個就是如何真正進入游泳池。”


“Normally a simple ladder would suffice, but we didn’t want stairs on the outside of the building or in the pool as it would spoil the view – and obviously you don’t want 600,000 litres of water draining through the building either,” he added.

“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!”

“通常情況下,一個簡單的梯子就足夠了,但我們不希望在建築物外面或游泳池中樓梯,因為它會破壞視線 – 顯然,你不希望600,000升的水流過建築物,” 他加了。

“解決方案基於潛艇的門,加上旋轉的螺旋樓梯,當有人想要進出時,從游泳池樓層升起 – 游泳池和建築設計的絕對前沿以及一點點詹姆斯邦德到開機!“

The pool is imagined atop a skyscraper in London|游泳池被設想在倫敦的摩天大樓頂上

Other technology would include an anemometer to monitor the windspeed, which would connect to a computer-controlled building management system.

This system would keep the pool at the right temperature and mitigate the risks of pool-water slopping into the streets below.

To make Infinity London more sustainable, hot air created by the building’s air conditioning system would be recycled to heat the pool using a heat exchanger.

The plan for Infinity London is for a five-star hotel to occupy the top floors of the tower, with the pool available for guests to use. However, a location for the project has not yet been confirmed.

Similarly in New York, Kohn Pederson Fox is building a tower that will feature the “highest residential infinity pool in the western hemisphere” on its roof, and a skyscraper in Honolulu with a glass-bottomed pool that extends from its seventh floor.



為了使Infinity London更具可持續性,建築物空調系統產生的熱空氣將被回收利用熱交換器加熱池。

Infinity London的計劃是佔據塔樓頂層的五星級酒店,游泳池可供客人使用。 但是,該項目的位置尚未確認。

同樣在紐約,Kohn Pederson Fox正在建造一座塔樓,其頂部將是“西半球最高的住宅無邊泳池”,還有一座位於檀香山的摩天大樓,其玻璃底池從七樓延伸出來。



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