World’s Scariest Pool

HubertusNot for the faint-hearted, a sky pool at a holiday resort in Italy has been dubbed the world’s scariest swimming pool.

Overlooking the Dolomites, the 25m swimming pool is suspended 40ft above the ground and has a glass front and a window on the bottom to give brave bathers the sensation of swimming through the sky. The pool is part of a new extension at Hotel Hubertus, a wellness resort for skiers and hikers in South Tyrol. The cantilevered swimming pool, designed by architecture studio Noa, is perched above the ground on larch tree trunks.

The design team at Noa commented: “The new pool, which imposingly rests in-between the two accommodation wings, seems like a floating rock, come to rest at the site, overlooking the valley. “Without any visible boarders, a width of 5m, a length of 25m and a depth of 1.30m the over 17m cantilevered pool can be seen as completely unique.

“The position of the pool, which floats 12m above the ground, at its extreme edge, gives the swimmer the feeling of floating – weightlessly between heaven and earth.”