Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel in Yas F1 Race Track ....{by Bassam}

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Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel is located within the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. It is the first new hotel in the world to be built over an F1 race circuit. The Hotel, designed by Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture, principals of New York based Asymptote Architecture, consists of two twelve story hotel towers, one set within the race circuit and another placed in the Marina itself, linked together by a monocoque steel and glass bridge and Grid Shell structure that both cross above and over the Yas Marina Circuit F1 race track. Asymptote created and conceived of the building as an architectural landmark embodying key influences and local and global inspirations ranging from the aesthetics and forms associated with speed and spectacle to the artistry and geometries that form the basis of ancient Islamic art and craft traditions. Of architectural and engineering significance is the main feature of the hotelʼs design: a 217-meter expanse of sweeping, curvilinear glass and steel covering known as the Grid Shell: it features an LED lighting system incorporating video feeds that are transmitted over the 5,389 pivoting diamond-shaped colour changing LED panes. This Grid-Shell component is a key aspect of the overall architectural design and significance of the project by producing an atmospheric-like veil visible from miles away. Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi was designed by Asymptote to become a significant and important landmark for Abu Dhabi. The pixelated lighting design by Asymptote in collaboration with Arup Lighting creates a dynamic appearance at night, with colours flowing smoothly across the double curved surface.

"The hotel embodies various key influences and inspirations ranging from the aesthetics and forms associated with speed, movement and spectacle to the artistry and geometries forming the basis of ancient Islamic art and craft traditions, a perfect union and harmonious interplay between elegance and spectacle. The search here was inspired by what one could call the 'art' and poetics of motor racing, specifically Formula 1, coupled with the making of a place that celebrates Abu Dhabi as a cultural and technological tour de force.

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stanito on August 12

Amazing . like

Bassam Jayousi on August 12

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Ys.

Best wishes, Bassam


62 Casa (CAMERON) on August 12

繊細な芸術ですね。

素晴らしい画像です。

Perfect composition :)

LK and best regards Andre „pilago“

travelerosmx on August 13

Cuanta elegancia!
Like
Saludos cordiales!

Mircea_RAICU on August 14

A very interesting visual effect , like & Y*!
Mircea R.

Bassam Jayousi on August 14

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Fav.

Best wishes, Bassam


Far lang on August 14

Wonderful architecture photo. FAV+LIKE. Greetings, Heinz.

caryca51 on August 17

Koronkowa aranżacja...<FL>...Piękny obraz.Pozdrawiam z Polski.

outstanding shot F+L

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Photo taken in Yas West - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi

This photo was taken indoors

Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 3, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX S9200
    • Taken on 2012/10/02 10:50:06
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 4.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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