Leisure Management 2016 review

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These projects are fusing typologies, pushing boundaries in engineering and design and upturning our expectations. They’re built to surprise


Sky Pool, Embassy Gardens Location: London Architect: Arup Developer Ballymore’s glass Sky Pool spans two apartment blocks at the Embassy Gardens development next to Battersea Power Station, London. The 25m pool will be 5m wide and will enable residents to swim between the buildings with only 20cm of glass between them and a 10-storey (35m) drop. The pool was designed by Arup Associates, marine design engineers Eckersley O’Callaghan and aquarium designer Reynolds. Ballymore Group chair and CEO Sean Mulryan says: “The Sky Pool’s transparent structure is the result of over the last decade. My vision stemmed from a desire to push the boundaries of construction and engineering.” Jo Wright, Arup Associates practice leader, says: “It’s an amazing amenity for residents to enjoy, whilst delighting the community with its gravity-defying design.”


significant advancements in technologies

The glass Sky Pool is suspended 35 metres above the ground

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