The world’s first 360-degree infinity pool (and it’s not in Dubai. Yet)

The pioneering feat of engineering is set to disrupt the London’s skyline
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The world’s first 360-degree infinity pool (and it’s not in Dubai. Yet)

The city that gave us the world’s tallest building and the most expensive cappuccino has graciously stepped aside and allowed London to boast the world’s first infinity pool with 360-degree views.

The first-of-its-kind design – dubbed Infinity London - will top a 55-storey five-star hotel and will have a cast acrylic floor allowing guests below to see the swimmers and sky above and includes a submarine-style door for swimmers to get in and out. “When we designed the pool, we wanted an uninterrupted view, both above and below the water," reveals Compass Pools' Swimming Pool Designer and Technical Director Alex Kemsley.

Integrating sustainability into the plans, the pool’s heating system will use waste energy from the air condition system for the building.

Construction of the 600,000-litre pool is set to start in 2020 pending confirmation of all the partners and contractors in a location yet to be confirmed, and we have it on good authority that talks about Infinity Dubai - the Middle East's first 360-degree infinity pool - are the early stages. 

Photos: Courtesy of Compass Pools