Yas Hotel is a five star signature hotel next to the Formula 1 racetrack on Yas Island. The iconic glazed veil visually connects two buildings located on both sides of the racetrack. Its structural system is a grid shell that consists of the triangulated mega structure and the quadrangular grid. The free flowing grid shell is structurally one piece without any expansion joints and is supported vertically by 10 V-shaped columns. Due to its size and extreme temperature changes, the grid shell must be able to slide under temperature movements. Therefore eight out of ten supports are able to slide in one direction, with the other two acting as fixed supports. Wind loads are transferred to the concrete hotel structure by horizontal struts. It is covered by 5.800 pivoting diamond-shaped glass panels and features LED lighting at each node that allow for programmed lighting and image sequences over the whole surface.
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Asymptote Architecture, New York
Dewan Architects & Engineers, Abu Dhabi; Waagner-Biro, Wien
ALDAR Properties PJSC, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Our Scope of Work
conceptual and construction design for the structure of the grid shell