Embassy Gardens, London, introduces a 25 metres long sky pool by the residential developers EcoWorld. The recently uncovered structure is a lightweight swimming pool spanning between two buildings of nine elms. The residential project is located at the riverside in central London, an urbane expansion of housing projects adjacent to the freshly built US Embassy.
Primarily just inkling to initiate a lightness of touch has become the talk of the city. Along with Reynolds Polymers, an aquarium designer, Arup Associates, have succeeded to design a pool suspended in the air, collaborating with the structural engineers Eckersley O’Callaghan. Sean Mulryan, CEO of EcoWorld, desired to
“Push the Boundaries in the capability of
Construction & Engineering”
The structure is built within steel tubes to hold the water weight of 375 tones alone, floating 10 storeys high, 25 metres long, 5 metres wide and 3 metres with 1.2 metres of water depth. The acrylic panels used are 180 millimetres thick on the sides and 360 millimetres thick on the bottom slab.
As a result of regeneration on areas around Battersea, the pool offers an unparalleled view across London, complemented with a sight of the London Eye and Houses of Parliament. London’s finest rooftop pool also acquires a sky deck, summer bar and an orangery. Besides the rooftop attractions, the residential space also offers a gym, cinema, library, spa and co-working space.
The plan to locate the pool 350 metres high, was instilled when the developer Sean Mulryan had to position a water body in the residential space and had an initiated to create a space where the residents could swim from one building to another, connecting individually erect structures as one.
“To Create Space That Are More than Just Bricks and Mortar”
After four years of unfolding and a delay due to the pandemic. The team behind the majestic structure succeeds to create a free-floating structure with an awestruck view for the bystanders.
Unfortunately admiring this view would be the closest most of the population of London along with the affordable housings around the vicinity, with no option to pay a fee to enter the deck. And will only be limited to approximately 2000 residents staying at the premises and Eg: le Club members and their guests.
Client: EcoWorld Ballymore
Fabrication/engineering: Reynolds Polymer Technology
Engineer: Eckersley O’Callaghan
Article Writer: Bhumika Kantharia
Editorial Assistant: Abhishek Khanpara
Editor in Chief: Jumana N Mohamed
Publisher: Supankan K.