Studio Octopi has designed concepts for swimming pools in the River Thames
The idea is in response to 'London As It Could Be Now,' an open call ideas project
The idea was inspired by Thames Water's plans to create the Thames Tideway Tunnel 'Super Sewer'
The Thames Tideway Tunnel would reduce sewage in the River Thames by 96 percent
If it receives planning approval, the Thames Tideway Tunnel would be due for completion in 2023
As well as serving visitors, the pools would benefit fish, birds and plants
Areas adjacent to the pools would mimic the salt marshes that can be found along the River Thames
The initial designs are based at Blackfriars Bridge Foreshore and King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore
London architecture firm Studio Octopi has designed concepts for the creation of natural swimming pools in the River Thames. The designs were a response to "London As It Could Be Now," an open call ideas project developed by The Architecture Foundation with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and the Royal Academy of Arts. Participants were asked explore ideas that raised awareness of the Thames and increased people’s interaction with it.
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