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The YAS hotel

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Asymptote
 
location Abu Dhabi
function hotel
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The Yas hotel, designed by Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture, principals of New York based Asymptote Architecture, opened in Abu Dhabi on Nov 1, 2009 to coincide with the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Yas Hotel is a 500-room, 85.000-square-meter complex constructed by Aldar Properties PJSC. The commission to design the buildings and environs from a closed competition was awarded in 2007. Project completion was achieved in under two years from design initiation to completed building. The project consists of two twelve story hotel towers linked together by a monocoque steel and glass bridge and Grid Shell structure. The Hotel is sited on land and water celebrating both the Yas Marina Formula 1 Circuit race track as well as the Yas Marina.

 

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Have a look at the lighting design of the gridshell facade of the YAS Marina Hotel... http://www.rogiervanderheide.com/?p=612
Amsterdam, Netherlands 04-Mar-11
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The YAS hotel
Address
Yas Island
United Arab Emirates
http://www.theyashotel.com/
Project is public!
How to get there? Located on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, overlooking the marina and the Yas Marina Formula 1 Circuit race track - Minutes from fantastic attractions such as the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and the first Links Golf Course in the Middle East - Only 15 minutes from the Corniche and Abu Dhabi City Centre, with a new 10 lane highway in place, getting there could not be easier. - Just 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 50 minutes from Dubai.
Completion 11- 2009
Floor area/size 85000 m2
ArchitectAsymptote
Client ALDAR Hotels and Hospitality
 
Project ID 5389
Latitude/Longitude 24°27'36N 54°36'24E
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