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The Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi by Asymptote Architecture

Project: The Yas Hotel
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Designed by Asymptote Architecture
Lead Architects: Principals Hani Rashid + Lise Anne Couture
Façade Consultants: Front Inc. – New York, TAW & Partner – Hamburg
Interior Architecture: Jestico + Whiles – London, Richardson Sadeki – New York, De8 Architetti – Italy

Asymptote Architecture, the award-winning, New Yorkbased practice, nears completion of The Yas Hotel project in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Yas Hotel is a 500-room, 85,000-square-meter complex now under construction by Aldar Properties PJSC. Asymptote was awarded the commission to design the buildings and environs from a closed competition two years ago targeting an opening date of October 30, 2009 to coincide with the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The Yas Hotel is one of the main architectural features of the ambitious 36-billion-dollar Yas Marina development and accompanying Formula 1 raceway circuit, also near completion. Asymptote’s founders and partners Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture 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. More info…

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