Sky Pool, a glass bottomed swimming pool was unveiled last week shall be built as part of the Embassy Gardens, a major new housing development in the Nine Elms district in south London.

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As the name suggests, the suspended swimming pool will bridge two apartment buildings making it possible to swim between the two structures.

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Commissioned by developed Ballymore and designed by HAL Architects in collaboration with Arup Associates, the pool will be 115 feet off the ground, 90 feet long, 19 feet wide, and nearly 10 feet deep. It will also have an entirely transparent glass shell that is 8 inches thick.

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The schemes lower levels shall be occupied by lots of greenery designed by leading environmental design studio Camlins.

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The 2,000-unit complex will include a business area, a gym and a rooftop bar with interiors designed by Luis Bustamante.

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Providing views of the embassy from the pool, this “structure free” pool is predicted to be London’s most distinctive building improvements. The building process will start on site in the summer of 2015 with the first completions due in 2017.

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Images courtesy of HAL Architects / Ballymore

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