May 13, 2011
When we launched the idea, we knew that we were going to have to figure out how to filter the river, but we definitely didn’t know all that entailed. A few weeks after getting a cold call from the most innovative engineering firm on the planet, we embarked on a journey to prove that + POOL was feasible in the first place.
Arup reviewed the proposed scheme, studied its filtration and structure, outlined our MEP needs, did a survey of existing river pools, and presented us with a 28-page document that basically said: “Yeah, it’s possible, but you’ve got a lot of work to do, and a lot of money to raise.”
Even though this phase was small in context, we were beyond ecstatic. We had a stamp of approval to begin real work on the project, and that’s exactly what we did: We began to take our first step towards proving that the filtration technology worked.