YAS Marina Hotel

A landmark for Abu Dhabi and more than that: Yas Marina Hotel is the single most recognized icon of the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. With a dazzling lighting design based on superb integration of facade engineering, light and architecture, this marvel of contemporary design has become a symbol for Abu Dhabi. From airline magazines to television commercials, this building’s organic shape made of diamonds of fritted glass and full color LED lighting is a recognized landmark.



Project Credits

  • Client: Aldar Properties, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Architect: Asymptote Architecture, New York City, USA
  • lighting design: Rogier van der Heide at Arup and Hani Rashid at Asymptote
  • product design: 1212 Studio, New York City, USA (Tommy Voeten)
  • detailed lighting design: Arup Lighting, New York (Brian Stacy)
  • daylighting assessments: Arup Lighting, London (Giulio Antonutto)
  • Facade Engineering: Front, New York, USA
  • Control Software: E:cue, Paderborn, Germany
  • 1212 Studio / Cooper Lighting special fixture
  • E:cue Lighting Control System