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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Comments (143)

Bassam Jayousi on November 8, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Giannis Korilis on November 8, 2012

great performances!..LΙΚΕ..Greetings pappous

Bassam Jayousi on November 8, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


janamare26 on November 8, 2012

Beautiful place and photo.Like.Greetings,Mirjana

Bassam Jayousi on November 8, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Haris A. on November 8, 2012

Well captured... very interesting building…

LIKE

Best wishes ...Haris

Bassam Jayousi on November 8, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Giorgi 1971 on November 8, 2012

Very interesting design and photo. Like! Greetings from Georgia. Gio

Bassam Jayousi on November 8, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Gyula Kaszás on November 8, 2012

Wonderful place! L+F!

Bassam Jayousi on November 8, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


eric-bretagne-29 on November 8, 2012

perfect beauty shot well done great job
L+F
regards eric

senmax on November 8, 2012

Excellent photo! Like+F.

Csinos on November 8, 2012

Very interesting architecture, very good image! L

Best wishes, Maria

Bassam Jayousi on November 8, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 8, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 8, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Nadia Kushnir on November 8, 2012

Wonderful! LIKE! Best regards. Nadia.

Dimitris Liapopoulos… on November 8, 2012

Great shot, beautiful picture and place.

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Best wishes, Dimitris & Mary C.

gregor.h on November 9, 2012

Very beautiful architecture photo-Like greeting gregor.h

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Photo details

  • 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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