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Thrills and Spills: Top High-rise swimming pools

We all love an exhilarating dip in summer – but how about a real splash of adrenalin with your morning swim? High-rise swimming pools are becoming more daring as architects take the plunge with pools that are anything but the usual rooftop style.

Maybe you fancy a dip hundreds of feet in the air? Or a leisurely swim over a precipice? Let’s dive into some of our favourite high-rise swimming pools that have been making waves for some strokes of design inspiration:

Embassy Gardens, London

Are you brave enough to go into the water of this suspended swimming pool? Part of the Embassy Gardens development in London by HAL Architects, the 35m-high totally transparent acrylic pool is completely structure free and spans 14 metres between two of the complex’s residential towers.

Images by Hayes Davidson sourced from HAL Architects

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Infinity London

You’ve never seen an infinity pool like this. Compass Pools has unveiled plans for the world’s first 360-degree infinity pool, atop a skyscaper in London.

Called Infinity London, the cast acrylic 600,000 litre pool will allow users to float over 200 metres above London’s streets with uninterrupted views over the capital’s skyline. Entirely transparent, if the height gets too much the exit is via a staircase which will rise from the pool’s floor.

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Images sourced from Compass Pools

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The infinity pool at the Moshe Safdie-designed Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore is the one of the highest and longest in the world. At 340 metres high and 150m long, it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted – but the iconic view of Singapore’s skyline is worth it anytime of day, especially at sunset.

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Images sourced from Safdie Architects

Holiday Inn, Shanghai

If swimming in the sky is your thing, then head to the Holiday Inn, Shanghai. Its indoor swimming pool overhangs the edge of the hotel 24-storeys up, with only a glass bottom separating you from the streets below. The 30m pool was the first of its kind in China, designed by Chan Sau Yan Associates.

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Images sourced from Chan Sau Yan Associates

Design inspiration: Arrow Metal

We don’t build pools, but we can make perforated metal. If you need custom-designed perforated metal or wire mesh for your architectural project, talk to our expert team on (02) 9748 2200 or send us an online enquiry.



Posted: January 28, 2020

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