The most impressive infinity pools in the world

August 31st, 2012

It’s been more than 3 months since we released our renderings for E Condos and people still can’t get enough of our cantilevered infinity pools. And we must admit,  even we don’t get tired of admiring them.  But as much as we love our infinity pools, that doesn’t stop us from admiring other impressive pools that we’ve seen. So we’ve compiled a list of infinity pools from around the world that have caught our attention. Enjoy!

InterContinental Festival City Hotel, Dubai

First up on our list, is the hanging pool at the InterContinental Festival City Hotel in Dubai. This transparent plexiglass section extends beyond the edge of the hotel building and overlooks the Dubai Skyline. Because the pool has a curved transparent bottom,  people on the street are able to look up and see swimmers overhead; so if you ever find yourself swimming in this amazing pool, make sure to choose your swimsuit carefully!

Hemeroscopium House, Madrid

This house hands down wins the award for the most insane and innovative design we’ve seen in a while. Designed by Antón García-Abril and Ensamble Studio, the house was built to look like a highway underpass and is made with girders and concrete beams to achieve the look. The most dramatic feature, is the long, thin cantilevered lap pool suspended in mid-air. The pool was inspired by a Hemeroscopium, which defies physical limits. What’s even more impressive about this house, is that it took just seven days to build. Click this link to check out some awesome construction pics and sketches of the house.

Marina Bay, Singapore

The Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore cost a reported $5.4 billion to construct and is the world’s most expensive standalone resort. We think that it was worth every penny though and the best part of the hotel, is the SkyPark which resembles a cruise ship perched atop three skyscrapers.

The SkyPark  is the world’s largest cantilevered platform and it has a 150-meter infinity pool which is the world’s largest outdoor pool at that height.

Devil’s pool, Victoria Falls

This man made pool sits right at the edge of  Victoria Falls located between Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is is definitely not for the faint of heart! From September to December, due to low water levels, it is possible to swim and stand in the shallow water, 2 inches from where the water gushes over the edge of the falls. Check out the video below to see just how heart stopping this pool is.

Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali

The Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel in Bali has a multi-leveled infinity pool that looks like a natural cliffside and was designed to mimic the surrounding hills. In addition to the two main pools, each of the 38 guest rooms at the hotel has its own mini infinity pool with views of the nearby Pura Penataran Dalem Segara temple. We’ve never been to Bali before, but it is definitely now on our bucket list.

Sky Condos, Peru

Sky Condos is a 20-storey residential building proposed for Lima, Peru, by Mexican studio DCPP Arquitectos. The building would be constructed beside a golf course in the east of the city and feature a transparent glass facade and a series of elevated courtyards.

What’s worth noting about this project, is that the concrete swimming pools that cantilever from each of the courtyards, do not have any safety rails. So it will be interesting to see if the pools end up being approved by city officials in Peru.

Block H, Korea

Here’s another proposed residential building, this time in Seoul Korea. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, this 385-metre-high tower will be located in the northeast corner of the fast-growing commercial district.

The body of the tower projects from the center into three distinct wings to provide the apartments and hotel rooms with natural light. On the roof of one of those wings, will be a pool which will cantilever dramatically over the edge.