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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE by Asymptote Architecture

 
May 31st, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Project update: We have now published the Yas Hotel project with the interior details. The article below covers the exterior design of the Hotel.

Article source: Asymptote Architecture

The Yas Hotel, a 500-room, 85,000-square-meter complex, is one of the main architectural features of the ambitious 36-billion-dollar Yas Marina development and accompanying Formula 1 raceway circuit in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Asymptote envisioned an architectural landmark embodying 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.

Night View

  • Architect: Asymptote Architecture - Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture
  • Name of Project: The Yas Hotel
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Project Directors: Mick McConnell, Andrew Drummond
  • Project Managers: Theo Sarantoglou Lalis, Constantin Doehler, Matthew Utley
  • Commercial Director: Chris Delusky

Night View

  • Project Team: Danny Abalos, Keehyun Ahn, Sebastian Andia, Bernardo Crespo, Greg Derrico, Reed Finlay, , William Garcia, Armand Graham, Moritz Greiling, Justine Groves, John Guida, Kurt Hanzlik, Robert Hendrick, Tyson Hosmer, Robert Ivanov, Jeremiah Joseph, Feby Kuriakose, David Lessard, Sophie Luger, Brooks McDaniel, Jonathan Podborsek, Klaus Ransmayr, Ben Ritter, Greg Spaw, Ariane Stracke, Linda Stromgren, Kyle Stover,Tae-Hyung Park, Martin Zangerl, Christoph Ziegler
  • Assistants: Manca Ahlin, Phuttipan Askawool, Ali Baker, Christoph Boeckeler, Julie Bogdanowicz, Remi Chevrillon, Cluadia Friesz, Hiroe Fujimoto, Daniel Angulo Garcia, Daniel Gillen, Avital Gourary, Richard Heger, Katharina Hieger, Julia Hoins, Ji Young Kim, Siyoung Kim, Jonathan Kleinhample, Adam Koogler, Rolando Lineros, Brendan Maloney, Mirai Morita, Tom Raymont, Friedrich Rohde, Sander Schuur, Greg Spaw, Jeff Walker, Robert Wehinger, Michael Whalen, Ann Wright, Margaret Yoo

Consultants

  • Local Architects: Dewan Architects & Engineers, Abu Dhabi Tilke & Partners W.L.L., Dubai
  • Structural Engineers: Dewan Architects & Engineers, Abu Dhabi ARUP, New York
  • Gridshell Engineers: Schlaich Bergermann und Partner (SBP), Stuttgart Waagner-Biro, Vienna
  • Gridshell Building Information Modeling (BIM) Consultant: Gehry Technologies, Los Angeles & New York
  • Gridshell Lighting Consultant: ARUP Lighting, New York, Amsterdam ( Rogier van der Heide, Brian Stacy and Richard Fisher )
  • Façade Consultants: Front Inc., New York TAW & Partner, Hamburg
  • Link Bridge Engineers: ARUP Bridge, New York Centraal Staal, Groninge, The Netherlands
  • Interior Design: Consultants: Jestico + Whiles, London Richardson Sadeki, New York De8 Architetti, Bergamo, Italy
  • Lighting Consultants: LAPD Lighting Design, Hertfordshire, UK Bartenbach LichtLabor GmbH, Innsbruck, Austria Red Engineering Middle East, Dubai ARUP Lighting, New York
  • Gridshell Wind Engineers: Wacker-Ingenieure, Birkenfeld, Germany
  • Gridshell Node Housing Consultant: Billings Jackson Design, London
  • MEP Engineer: Red Engineering Middle East, Dubai, UAE
  • Landscape Design: Cracknell Landscape Architects, Abu Dhabi
  • Audio, Visual & I.T. Consultant: Cyber-Consult, Dubai
  • Traffic Consultant: WSP Middle East Ltd, Dubai
  • Water Feature & Pool Consultant: Belhasa Projects, LLC, Dubai
  • Fire Safety: Wagner Fire Safety Management Consultants, Dubai
  • Signage & Wayfinding Strategy: GS Fitch, Dubai
  • Vertical Transportation: VDA, New York
  • Security: Olive Group, Dubai
  • Kitchen & Laundry: Tricon Foodservice Consultants PLC, Dubai
  • Food & Beverage: Future Food, Dubai

Night View

Of architectural and engineering significance is the main feature of the project’s design, a 217-meter expanse of sweeping, curvilinear forms constructed of steel and 5,800 pivoting diamond-shaped glass panels. This Grid-Shell component affords the building an architecture comprised of an atmospheric-like veil that contains two hotel towers and a link bridge constructed as a monocoque sculpted steel object passing above the Formula 1 track that makes its way through the building complex.

Night View

The Grid-Shell visually connects and fuses the entire complex together while producing optical effects and spectral reflections that play against the surrounding sky, sea and desert landscape. The architecture as a whole “performs” as both an environmentally responsive solution as well as an architecture of spectacle and event. The entire jewel-like composition of the project responds visually and tectonically to its environment to create a distinct and powerful sense of place as well as a breathtaking backdrop to the Formula 1 and other events that the building will celebrate. The Yas Hotel is designed to be a significant landmark destination on Yas Island for Abu Dhabi and the UAE at large.

Exterior View

Asymptote’s Iconic Yas Hotel Opens in Abu Dhabi

The opening of the iconic Yas Hotel, designed by New York City based Asymptote Architecture’s Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture, coinciding with the inaugural Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 1 marks Abu Dhabi as a cultural destination for the 21st Century.

Exterior View

New York, October 29 – Asymptote Architecture proudly announces the opening of the Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The Yas Hotel as envisioned by Asymptote, is the world’s first building designed to span a Grand Prix race circuit and will open it’s doors to coincide with the inaugural 2009 Formula 1 Ethiad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 1st. The Formula 1 event will be the largest sporting event ever held in the UAE and the Yas Hotel is designed to be it’s centerpiece and icon, helping transform Abu Dhabi into the new important and exciting cultural destination in the region.

Exterior View

Aldar Properties PJSC awarded Asymptote the commission to design the 85,000-square-meter complex from a closed competition two years ago. Asymptote founders and principals Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture have created an architectural landmark embodying 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.

Sunset View

The Yas Hotel’s Grid-Shell component, a 217-meter expanse of sweeping, curvilinear forms constructed of steel and 5,800 pivoting diamond-shaped glass panels, affords the building an architecture comprised of an atmospheric-like veil that contains two hotel towers and a link bridge constructed as a monocoque sculpted steel object passing above the Formula 1 track that makes its way through the building complex. The Grid-Shell visually connects and fuses the entire complex together while producing optical effects and spectral reflections that play against the surrounding sky, sea and desert landscape. The architecture as a whole “performs” as both an environmentally responsive solution as well as an architecture of spectacle and event. The entire jewel-like composition of the project responds visually and tectonically to its environment to create a distinct and powerful sense of place as well as a breathtaking backdrop to the Formula 1 and other events that the building will celebrate.

Exterior View

Hani Rashid describes the buildings design and it’s architecture as: “A perfect union and harmonious interplay between elegance and spectacle. The search for us was to achieve an inspired architectural response to what one might call the ‘art and poetics’ of speed, specifically as it relates to Formula 1 and motor racing. That notion coupled with the making of a building that celebrates Abu Dhabi itself as a cultural and technological tour de force.

Exterior View

About Asymptote: Hani Rashid + Lise Anne Couture
Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture are New York based award winning architectural practitioners of international acclaim. Since Asymptote’s founding in 1989, the firm has been at the forefront of innovation and technological advances in the fields of architecture and design and garnered praise for visionary building designs, master plans, innovative interiors and art installations, virtual reality environments and object design.

Exterior View

The Yas Hotel
The Yas Hotel, operated by Aldar Hotels & Hospitality, offers 500 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, international cuisine in 8 restaurants and pioneering design and architecture. The Yas Hotel will host several illustrious events in its first year, ranging from fashion to sports on a global scale. Located on Yas Island, The Yas Hotel is 10 minutes drive from Abu Dhabi airport, 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi’s National Exhibition Centre and 50 minutes from Dubai Marina.

Exterior View

Interior View

Exterior View

Exterior View

Swimming pool

The Yas Hotel

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