The Yas Viceroy Hotel, Abu Dhabi 2010

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Project name The Yas Hotel / The Yas Viceroy Hotel
Concept : "Speed, movement and spectacle to the artistry and geometries forming the basis of ancient Islamic art and craft traditions." - Asymptote Architecture
Year of completion : 2010.
Size : 85,000 sqm.Location : Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 
Materials : Steel, pivoting diamond-shaped glass panels, concrete. 
Project type :  luxury 500-room hotel with extensive amenities situated above a Formula! Racetrack and within a Yacht Marina.

Key features : 

  • Two 300m long elliptical blocks each ten story high.
  • One block is a land based structure while the other is located in the Marina inlet waters.
  • Large free-span, fuselage like steel bridge spanning the F-1 racetrack below connects both hotel towers.
  • The entire complex is covered in a monumental steel and glass lattice grid shell structure serving both the overall form of the building and an environmental purpose for the building by assisting in the stack effect of exiting heated air up and over the facades of the building. 
Close up shot of the Lattice glass panels 

Interior shot 

Interior shot 

Interior Shot 

Arial view of the hotel 
Exterior view of the hotel and the Marina inlet waters.
Site plan showcasing the Two long elliptical blocks, one based in land and the other on the  Marina inlet waters.

South Elevation 

West Elevation 

East Elevation 

North Elevation 

Section | 10 Floors

References :

Asymptote architecture's website :
Archdaily's Blog post :

Reza Heidary's Blog post:

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