Close to Heaven ". So advertised on its website, Hotel Hubertus, in southern Tyrol, Italy. And not unfairly. Visitors have the opportunity to experience a strange experience: To swim 12 meters from the ground.
In a swimming pool. And through her glass bottom to see it. To "fall" to the earth without falling!
The hotel is located at the foot of Kronplatz (Dolomites) and was recently renovated. During the renovation, NOA Architecture Office (Network of Architecture) supported a pool of 12 meters in recesses of logs of local trees without their bark.
Part of its bottom is glass. Its dimensions are 25 meters long, 5 meters wide and 1.3 meters deep.
It's heated. The brave swimmer, with the help of the stone frame, has the feeling that water disappears into infinity. "The location of the swimming pool, which floats at a height of 12 meters from the ground, at the edge gives the swimmer the feeling of being hung, without weight.