London will be the first city in the world to get a high-rise, 360 degrees, infinity pool, which sounds lovely in theory. But, the image released with the announcement has some people a little confused.
The designers say that the pool will hold 600,000-liters atop a 55-story building. It will also have transparent walls and floors so that those outside the building will be able to see the swimmers. It seems like a dream, but one user pointed out a pertinent design flaw.
No one can get in, no one can get out. The people pictured will die in this pool. https://t.co/J8blQSFnXh— Kyle Raymo (@runthistrain) June 7, 2019
Users online were confused about how people even got into the pool. Since there are no visible doors or passageways, users struggled to figure out what the designers were thinking for the project.
i don't know why this enrages me but it does. how do you get in? how do you get out? if the water level gets too high does it just roll down the building like a giant goddamn ice cream cone? there's no shade and no slide. this is flexing for the sake of flexing. worst pool ever https://t.co/gW47pRWVVS— Megan MacKay (@mmmegan) June 7, 2019
Though the technical director answered that the swimmers could get in and out through a spiral rotating staircase and a submarine-like door, people still weren’t satisfied.
i have read this whole story twice and studied this picture for 5 minutes and i still have no idea how you're expected to get into this thing https://t.co/Z5yW7SXPzK— David Mack (@davidmackau) June 6, 2019
Underneath the pool will sit a 5-star hotel expected to begin construction in 2020. Should everything go according to plan, it really might be “the absolute cutting edge of swimming pool and building design and a little bit James Bond to boot!”