Imagine swimming in a world-class pool with a glass bottom, 200 feet above Vancouver’s landscape.
This concept is soon to become a reality as part of Concord Pacific’s upcoming building named the ARC, situated in False Creek’s central neighborhood and community. According to the developer’s Senior Vice President Peter Webb, the pool was designed to give residents an incredible experience and Vancouverites a memorable spectacle.
“What we realized is that there’s an opportunity here where if we actually have these two towers that are in fact connected at a higher level, we could put the amenity up there and all the residents from their homes could go up and enjoy the views and outlets from this higher level amenity,” said Webb.
The pool will transcend upon Vancouver’s skyline as part of the iconic architectural centrepiece, testing the bounds of engineering as a statement amenity offering. It will be one of the most expensive amenities ever to be built in Canada.
The pool’s ultramodern infrastructure will allow light and views to transfer through the center cut-out section. Giant steel and concrete beams will be manufactured on site, supporting the pool and 8 storeys of condominiums across a 60 foot clear span suspended in the air; a feat only Glotman Simpson Engineers could realize.
Bridged between the ARC’s two building massings, the crystal clear pool will take swimmers to heights they’ve never experienced before.
As part of the luxurious ARC Sky Club on the 19th floor, a posh lounge space gives residents the opportunity to host extravagant parties on special occasions. The developer has also been considerate of the growing trend of day lounging, and designed an outdoor terrace with stunning views overlooking the False Creek Marina.Other amenities include the Sky Spa with steam and hydrotherapy with heated stone loungers, a professional fitness centre with inspiring views of Cooper’s park, and a grand lounge with entertainment kitchen featuring panoramic marina and False Creek views.