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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Rafl on November 6, 2012

ILIKE fashion modernity! rafl

Bassam Jayousi on November 6, 2012

Rafl, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes, Bassam


Elemér NO VIEWS on November 6, 2012

Spectacular, beautiful photo! L

Elemér

Bassam Jayousi on November 6, 2012

Elemer, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes, Bassam


patano on November 6, 2012

I like this nice picture,

very good enquadre and amazing colors view !

Congratulations , you earned my

like 3!

Warm greetings from Paolo.

Welcome to my gallery. Have a nice day !

My blog

Bassam Jayousi on November 6, 2012

Paolo, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes, Bassam


Pepino on November 6, 2012

well, great, magnificently captured, like 4, greetings, Pepino

Bassam Jayousi on November 6, 2012

Pepino, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes, Bassam


Jul@ on November 6, 2012

A very beautiful photo ! Like Best wishes

Dumbrava Laur on November 6, 2012

Very beautiful picture, superb architecture!

Laur

Bassam Jayousi on November 6, 2012

Jul@, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 6, 2012

Laur, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Raúl Acösta Madrid on November 6, 2012

Like

Un edificio muy original.

Saludos desde Chile.

Bassam Jayousi on November 6, 2012

DisfrutaChile, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 6, 2012

Natalia, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like+YS.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


dziwnowik on November 6, 2012

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ GOLDEN STAR ♥ LIKE ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ greetings from Poland , Peter ♥ ♥ ♥


add to group 7 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Bassam Jayousi on November 6, 2012

Peter, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like+YS.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Mark Kreuz on November 6, 2012

Wow! Such an awesome building! Love it! Greetings from Barcelona!

Bassam Jayousi on November 6, 2012

Mark, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


romulus111 on November 6, 2012

Świetnie wygląda wsłczesne Abdu Dhabi Dobre photo like Greetings from Poland Romulus

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  • Uploaded on November 6, 2012
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    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX S9200
    • Taken on 2012/10/02 12:09:33
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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