The Yas Viceroy Hotel, Abu Dhabi


The Yas Viceroy hotel is a  500-room, 85,000m2 structure made up of  two twelve story  hotel towers linked together by a monocoque steel and  glass bridge. A Grid Shell structure that both cross above and over the Yas Marina Circuit F1 race track. It is the first new hotel in the world to be built over an Formula 1 race circuit. The hotel’s exterior surface is designed as an environmentally responsive skin that by day reflects the sky and surroundings and by night is lit by a full color changing LED lighting system that incorporate video feeds that are transmitted over the entire surface of the building.

The flagship five star hotel set half on land, half on water, is positioned at the heart of the Formula One Yas Marina Circuit.

Over 20,000m3 of PUDLO waterproof concrete was used in the underground tunnels and basement to ensure this prestigious project is kept watertight.

Client: Aldar Properties

Architect: Asymptote Architecture, NY

Structural Engineers: Dewan & Partners, Abu Dhabi