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Yas Hotel

Location Type of Structure Owner Completed on Scope of our work Architect Cooperation

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates glazed grid shell ALDAR Properties PJSC, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2009 conceptual and construction design for the structure of the grid shell Asymptote Architecture, New York Dewan Architects & Engineers, Abu Dhabi; Waagner-Biro, Wien

Technical data Length x width x height Surface Number of panels Steel Material

Number of rooms

max. 217 m x 44 m x 35 m 17 ,000 m 5,800 approx. 2,100 t rectangular hollow sections, tubes S355J2H cast steel G20Mn5+QT 499

Photos: Bjorn Moerman Photography

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 Vshaped 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.

Yas Hotel

Photos: Bjorn Moerman Photography