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Asymptote in Abu-Dhabi: a Formula 1 Hotel
October 30, 2009

Asymptote Yas Hotel Abu DhabiThe opening of the iconic Yas Hotel, designed by New York City based Asymptote Architecture’s Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture, coinciding with the inaugural Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 1 marks Abu Dhabi as a cultural destination for the 21st Century.
The Yas Hotel as envisioned by Asymptote, is the world's first building designed to span a Grand Prix race circuit and will open it's doors to coincide with the inaugural 2009 Formula 1 Ethiad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 1st. The Formula 1 event will be the largest sporting event ever held in the UAE and the Yas Hotel is designed to be it's centerpiece and icon, helping transform Abu Dhabi into the new important and exciting cultural destination in the region.
Aldar Properties PJSC awarded Asymptote the commission to design the 85,000-square-meter complex from a closed competition two years ago. Asymptote founders and principals Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture have created an architectural landmark embodying 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.

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