Developers in London claim to be building the world’s very first sky pool, but an even far more excessive suspended glass-bottomed swimming pool is already underway in India (+ film).
The five-tower Twilight Star advancement in Surat, Gujarat, will attribute a 20-metre-prolonged, seven-metre-broad suspended swimming pool that is completely transparent. It will link two residential blocks in considerably the identical way as the design uncovered earlier this week for London’s 9 Elms sky pool.
This pool will be created making use of similar technologies that is employed to construct huge aquarium tunnels, though it is not clear what supplies will be used.
Despite obvious similarities in between the two developments, the Twilight Star swimming pool features a segment that projects outward from the buildings – making it possible for residents to swim beyond the external walls and float over the city.
The Surat pool is also suspended higher up, connecting the 12th storeys of the apartment blocks, as opposed to London’s 10th-storey proposal.
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In addition, all of the 5 towers at Twilight Star will be joined with a glass-bottomed sky walk, permitting residents to move amongst every single of the buildings.
The undertaking is becoming created by local business seven Star and will consist of 120 residences. The internet site is situated approximately three kilometres from Udhana Railway Station and 18 kilometres from Surat airport.
Construction is presently underway and is scheduled for completion in mid-2016, practically a year prior to London’s Nine Elms development is due to be finalised.
Other severe swimming pools contain an infinity pool that covers the complete leading of a Greek home, a paddling pool that wraps around the roof of a tower in São Paulo, and cantilevered swimming pools that protrude from a Lima skyscraper like diving boards.