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Yas Island Yacht Club
Abu Dhabi Marina and F1 Track Project, UAE – design by Omiros One Architecture (O1A)
20 Aug 2010
Yas Island Yacht Club, Abu Dhabi
New Abu Dhabi Yacht Club
The Yas Island Yacht Club’s streamlined curvilinear form was conceived as an iconic landmark on the brand new Yas Marina and F1 Track and makes an emphatic contribution to the leisure and hospitality facilities already within the precinct.
Designed by Omiros One Architecture (O1A) for Aldar Properties, the Yas Island Yacht Club forms a key part of the Yas Marina precinct, which recently staged its inaugural Formula 1 motor racing event. The recently completed project is the architect’s first significant work in the Middle East. O1A principal and founder Mr Omiros Emmanouilides describes the design as “a composition of dynamic and fluid forms that link the buildings to the nautical theme, the heritage of the location and the new F1 character of Yas Island.” “The Yacht Club is designed to excite, inspire and strengthen the concept that is Yas.”
Incorporating various 5-star club uses including restaurants, bars, lounges, function rooms, outdoor decks and 45-metre observation tower, the Yacht Club (Building 1) is the more expressive and prominent of the two. Building 2, the retail and administration component, features a waist-shaped glass internal courtyard and maintains a quieter profile.
The Yas Island Yacht Club is distinguished by the sparkling white exterior shells of the two main buildings against the backdrop of the Yas Marina and F1 Track. The sculpted building forms are reflected in a series of surrounding water features set into a curvilinear garden landscape designed to complement the architecture. A matrix of crystal LED façade lights integrated into the shells enable their transformation into giant pixelated viewing screens against the night sky.
Inside, the grand foyer features a winding stair and curved glass water wall around the observation lift, the main volume capped by a glass dome some 15 metres above floor level. A three-level timber veneer and polished metal wall links the entry with the cigar bar, which commands views to the Canal and the Marina. The upper level VIP Lounge incorporates private dining facilities, meeting areas and gathering spaces, all abstracted by a curved ceiling which follows the external skin of the building’s shell. The ‘bow’ of the Yacht Club opens onto outdoor decks at all three levels.
O1A has provided comprehensive design and supervision services for the development, including architecture, interiors, landscaping, structural and services engineering disciplines.
Omiros One Architecture (O1A) is a multi-disciplinary design studio with bases in Melbourne, Delhi and Abu Dhabi and offers expertise in a variety of disciplines including architecture, planning, urban design, structural and services engineering, interior design, landscape design and construction management and supervision.
Yas Island Yacht Club Abu Dhabi images / information from Omiros One Architecture (O1A)
Location: Abu Dhabi
Another Yas Island building:
Yas Hotel building
picture from Asymptote Architecture
Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi
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Address: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 2 657 5460
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