How do you create a spectacular transparent swimming pool 10 floors in the air? It only takes one look at Sky Pool to recognize that it is a remarkable feat of design and engineering.
Ten floors up, spanning a gap of 15m between two new residential buildings, Sky Pool is the world’s first fully transparent swimming pool. And when you are designing a world first, you can expect to encounter some significant challenges.
Hosted by Lee Mallett, the Eckersley O’Callaghan design team, which includes Brian Eckersley of Eckersley O’Callaghan, and Hal Currey of HAL Architects, discuss the process of realizing such an ambitious architectural intent. They highlight the difficulties of engineering a solution that could carry 100 tonnes of water between two buildings subject to natural movements – all while maintaining a dizzyingly clear view through to the park 35m below! A Q&A followed, answering the burning questions the live audience had for the hosts.
Brian Eckersley – Founding Director, Eckersley O’Callaghan
Graham Coult – Technical Director, Eckersley O’Callaghan
Sam Gregson – Digital Design Specialist, Eckersley O’Callaghan
Hal Currey – Founding Director, HAL Architects
Hosted by Lee Mallett – Founding Director, Urbik
Video courtesy of Eckersley O’Callaghan