Project: Intercontinental Hotel
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Application: Curved Acrylic Pool Window
Year Opened: 2007
Imagine sitting in a high-rise luxury pool while looking down onto the city below - straight down to the sidewalk that is several stories underneath you. With RPT’s R-Cast® acrylic, this idea is a reality at the Intercontinental Hotel Dubai Festival City.
RPT supplied a large, curved piece of acrylic to serve as the wall at one end of a pool. The edge of the pool extends beyond the roofline and into the open air. The curved piece of acrylic allows guests to swim right up to the end of the pool and look down through the pool's wall or the transparent acrylic beneath their feet. For safety reasons, the acrylic is curved quite steeply to prevent anyone from attempting to swim over the edge.