Amazing 40 Meter Long Cantilevered Pool Goes Through A New Casino

The plans to build a casino in the small city of Murcia in Spain are taking shape and looking better than ever. Some changes were actually made halfway through the project when the owner decided to add a super long lap pool to the complex. Because the building was not designed to support the extra weight, studio Clavel Arquitectos which is in charge of the construction decided to reinforce the staircase cores and to have the new swimming pool supported on them. As a result, the Odiseo casino will have the longest overhanging pool in Europe.

The platform and the central core of the building are already in place along with the latticework of pipesView in gallery
The platform and the central core of the building are already in place along with the latticework of pipes

The casino is currently under construction but you can already catch a glimpse at some of its core elements. The pool that we mentioned will become part of a raised platform within an elevated forest. This massive section of the building will be enclosed by a series of pipes of different lengths which form a sort of perforated shell. The swimming pool sticks out through this section and cantilevers 20 meters on each side of the platform. It’s designed to offer a unique experience and to add some drama to the building which it accomplishes in a really cool and unexpected way.

The pool is supported on a platform and cantilevers 20 meters on each side of itView in gallery
The pool is supported on a platform and cantilevers 20 meters on each side of it
The Odiseo casino and leisure complex will eventually include an elevated forest on its upper sectionView in gallery
The Odiseo casino and leisure complex will eventually include an elevated forest on its upper section
The super long pool sticks out through the pipes on either side of the buildingView in gallery
The super long pool sticks out through the pipes on either side of the building
This is how the casino will end up looking once it's fully completedView in gallery
This is how the casino will end up looking once it’s fully completed