Published On: Thu, Aug 14th, 2014

Clean and Safe Swimming in Floating Pool on the Thames

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Studio Octopi, a visionary London architectural firm, has plans to float a swimming pool on the river Thames.

Their Thames Baths project will have three swimming pools floating off the Victoria Embankment near Temple: a lap pool, a plunge pool, and an octagonal paddling pool, London 24 reported.

The architects have worked with engineers to design “arms” with which the $9 million “baths” would be attached to the north bank so they dodn’t float away.

The project began in response to Mayor of London Boris Johnson invitation for ideas on starting “London Lido.”

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Studio Octopi’s co-director Chris Romer-Lee said: “The Temple Baths could happen tomorrow and that’s quite exciting. It could even be built by next summer if we get the funding and the go-ahead.

“Swimming in them would feel like you were swimming in the Thames without any of the danger of doing so. We want to create a controlled environment where it is safe to wild swim.

“The space could also be used for cultural events if the pools were covered over and a temporary gazebo-like roof put up. It could really transform the area and regenerate it.”

Find out more on their twitter account: @ThamesBaths

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