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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Bassam Jayousi on November 9, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 9, 2012

Dimitris & Mary C., thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like+YS.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 9, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


udo56 on November 9, 2012

Hello ~Bassam!

Very beautiful place, great shot! Like

Best wishes from China-Germany, Udo

Bassam Jayousi on November 9, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


BritPlom on November 9, 2012

A dream place! Always sunny!

Like + Fav

Greetings, François

Bassam Jayousi on November 9, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 9, 2012

Tooooo sunny i am afraid!

Luis O. Boettner on November 9, 2012

Great architecture... Like 66!

Cheers, Boettner

Bassam Jayousi on November 9, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Dobrosav Ciric on November 9, 2012

Prelep foto!!

Pozdrav Bibac.

aissam1115 on November 9, 2012

wonderful capture,beautiful place and building,like+favGreeting aissam

Bassam Jayousi on November 9, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on November 9, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Hollis chen on November 9, 2012

Good composition and nice photo..

LIKE

Greetings from Taiwan,HungChu Chen

Bassam Jayousi on November 9, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Giovanni-Casadio on November 9, 2012

Magnifico scatto...LIKE.

Saluti e buona serata.

Giovanni

Bassam Jayousi on November 9, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Jesus Miguel Ballero… on November 9, 2012

great build

nice pic

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Guizel J.c on November 9, 2012

Very beautiful composition and place,wonderful facilities for F.1

YS & LIKE

Cheers .J.c

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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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