Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Building, Project, Photos, FWAD, News, Design, Image
Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
Iconic Desert Building in UAE – design by Benoy, architects
30 Nov 2010
Ferrari World – FWAD
Address: FWAD, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 2 496 8000
On your marks, get set, GO: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi readies for Grand Opening Inaugural Period Ends With Grand Opening on 30 November 2010
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is living up to its promise to create a unique leisure experience in the region, with thousands of families and fans through the doors in the opening month.
The soft opening period will culminate in the much anticipated Grand Opening ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday 30 November 2010.
âWeâve had an overwhelmingly positive response from guests who have visited Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. We always knew that Ferrari World Abu Dhabi would be a hit with the public but attendance in the soft opening period has surpassed all expectations,â commented Claus Frimand, General Manager Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
The park will be closed to the public on 30th November for the Grand Opening and will reopen on 1st December, in time for the National Day weekend celebrations.
During its soft opening period, the Park also saw a number of high profile celebrity visitors pass beneath its iconic red roof. Kanye West, Prince Albert of Monaco, Jeremy Renner, the Jonas Brothers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa were just a few of the first people to come and pay homage to the worldâs first Ferrari theme park.
The park features 20 rides and attractions designed to bring to life the Ferrari story as well as six food and beverage outlets presided over by four Michelin starred chefs. It is the worldâs largest indoor theme park and the only attraction of its kind in the Middle East.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – FWAD Opening
2 Nov 2010
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi opens today. This stunning star-shaped building is the world’s first Ferrari inspired Theme Park – a thrilling brand experience like no other, a multi-sensory celebration of a design icon.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is set to become the world’s largest indoor theme park.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – FWAD
10 Nov 2009
Externally the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi building expresses the language and values of the Ferrari brand itself. Benoy’s vision – to create a building that reflects Ferrari’s sinuous form, is directly inspired by the classic double curve side profile of the Ferrari GT chassis. The double curve was proportionately applied in elevation to set the structure’s length and height. This proportion gave rise to the dynamic scale of the building at 700 metres from tip to tip of the tri-forms.
Internally, a collection of over 20 high octane attractions provide excitement for the whole family. The focal attraction will be the 60 metre high ‘G-Force Tower’ – one of the most intense ‘freefall’ experiences in the world. Several roller coasters continue the adrenalin raising theme, including the world’s fastest, reaching speeds in excess of 200kph.
The project is due for completion mid 2010. Benoy are currently delivering the scheme on behalf of Abu Dhabi’s key developer – Aldar Properties.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – Project Summary
At the centre of the landmark Yas Island mega-scheme in Abu Dhabi, sits the worldâs
first Ferrari Theme Park, designed by Benoy â a thrilling brand experience like no other, a multi-sensory celebration of a design icon. Opening in 2010, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is set to become the worldâs largest indoor theme park. Externally the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi expresses the language, values and passion of the Ferrari brand itself. Benoyâs vision – to create a building that reflects Ferrariâs sinuous form, is directly inspired by the classic double curve side profile of the Ferrari GT chassis. The double curve was proportionately applied in elevation to set the structureâs length and height. This proportion gave rise to the dynamic scale of the building at 700metres from tip to tip of the tri-forms.
The metal skin roof is highly insulated and the main faĂ§ades utilise efficient glass to reduce thermal loads and glare. The spectacular roof forms a feature of the building providing a fifth elevation and serves as the backdrop to a huge Ferrari logo, that will welcome all passengers flying into Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Internally, a collection of over 20 high octane attractions provide excitement for the whole family. The focal attraction will be the 60metre high âG-Force Towerâ â one of the most intense âfreefallâ experiences in the world. Two roller coasters continue the adrenalin raising theme, including the worldâs fastest, reaching speeds in excess of 200kph.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabiâs location, scale and purpose combine to present enormous architectural challenges. In response Benoy has delivered a revolutionary design solution. The end result is an iconic landmark leisure destination that reflects both the integrity of the Ferrari brand and the ambitions of Abu Dhabi, and is a project which Benoy is very proud to be associated with.
Ferrari World – Summary
Centrepiece of the 25km2 Yas Island
Total area: 172,000m2
Enclosed footprint: 100,000m2
Net roof area: 153,000m2
Building height: 45m
Roof edge circumference: 2200m
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – Further Information on FWAD
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