High-rise swimming pools – the latest fashion in skyscraper design

Another project has been unveiled featuring what seems to be a trend at the moment in building design – sky-high swimming pools.

The rooftop infinity pool at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore designed by Canadian architect Moshe Safdie, was the first.

Rooftop pool at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

Embassy Gardens sky pool in London

Recently released were details of the Embassy Gardens project in London by the Ballymore Group, which will feature a glass-bottom pool 35m in the air.

The developers of this project say it will feel like “floating through the air in central London”.

And now Safdie is behind a new Singapore project with a sky-high pool “bridge”.

Sky Habitat swimming pool bridge

The Sky Habitat towers (pictured) are designed on the vertical village concept and the pool Sky Habitat, is between two 38-storey apartment towers 100m above the ground.

Sky Habitat by Safdie

The 509-unit complex appears as two stumpy triangle forms with protruding garden balconies. The complex epitomises the new vertical village concept that is encouraging residents to embrace a more communal-style living.

Sky Habitat housing by Moshe Safdie in Singapore

Sustainability was a key consideration in the design – the units are laid out to ensure a good air flow to offset the tropical humidity that’s usually around 80%.