The Yas Hotel complex of 85,000 square meters has 500 rooms. Asymptote was commissioned to design the buildings and their surroundings from a competition closed two years ago, addressed to an opening date of October 30, 2009 to coincide with the Formula 1 Etihad AirwaysAbu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Yas Hotel is one of the main architectural features of the ambitious investment of $ 36 million in the development of Yas Marina and the Formula 1 circuit. The founders of Asymptote Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture partners have provided an architectural landmark that contains diverse influences and inspirations that range from aesthetics and forms associated with speed, movement and spectacle for art and geometries forming the basis of ancient Islamic art and craft traditions. The main feature of the design are the curvilinear forms of steel and 5,800 diamonds that pivoting shaped glass panels. This grid provides the building of an architecture composed of a veil, as the atmosphere that contains two hotel towers and a bridge built as a monocoque sculpted steel passing above the track in Formula 1 which makes its passage through the building. Structure visually connects and fuses of the entire complex, together at the same time producing optical effects and spectral reflections that play against the surrounding sky, sea and desert landscape. The architecture as a whole performs as a solution both environmentally sensitive, as well as an architecture of spectacle and events.
The jewel of how a whole composition project responds visually and Tectonically to your environment to create a distinct and powerful sense of place, as well as a stunning backdrop to the Formula 1 and other events that celebrate the building. The Yas Hotel is designed to be an important destination on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates in general. Hani Rashid describes the design of the building and its architecture as: a perfect union and harmonious interaction between the elegance and spectacle. The search here was inspired by what you could call the art and Poetics of motor racing, especially Formula one, along with the creation of a place that celebrates Abu Dhabi as a cultural and technological tour de force original author and source of the article