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 13, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Kazkun No Views on November 14, 2012

Very nice capture! L+F

Greetings, kazkun

Harri L on November 15, 2012

Very beautiful photo, nice view! Like

Greetings, Harri

REmiasz on November 16, 2012

Fantastic architecture and image. LIKE Greetings Remek.

Lancil8 on November 16, 2012

Magnificent view! Like118! :O) Have a nice weekend, my friend Bassam! ciao from Italy to Dubai, Lancil8.

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on November 17, 2012

VERY BEAUTIFUL LANDMARK !

LIKE

My friendly greeting,Natuska

Vlastimil Jiřinec on November 20, 2012

great architecture! Great captured!...like, greetings Vlasta

Nelson Castrillon Ri… on November 22, 2012

Nice view. LIKE

Bassam Jayousi on November 22, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Giovanni Magni (giov… on November 25, 2012

Bella l'architettura moderna di questo hotel.

LK126

Ciao,buona domenica

Giovanni

pembo VIEWS? - NEVER… on December 21, 2012

A very beautiful view and photo - L132!

Ich wünsche für Dich und Deine Familie ein schönes und friedvolles Weihnachtsfest und für das Jahr 2013 Glück, Frieden und vor allem Gesundheit.

Liebe Grüße aus Kiel, pembo

Bassam Jayousi on December 23, 2012

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

Greetings, Bassam


With special wishes for a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year 2013 for you and all loved ones!


Cumizebica on January 2, 2013

Wonderful view , a very beautiful photo and very nice place , L + F !

Best wishes

Slavisa

Remzi AYDIN on February 15, 2013

Very nice, LIKE. Best wishes,Remzi AYDIN.

Bassam Jayousi on February 16, 2013

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on February 16, 2013

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on February 16, 2013

Slavisa, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like+Ys.

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on February 16, 2013

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

Best wishes, Bassam


Bassam Jayousi on February 16, 2013

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

Greetings, Bassam


C haydeé on May 13, 2013

¡Excelente! LIKE Gracias por su visita y comentario a mis fotos.

Un amable saludo desde Argentina Chaydeé

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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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