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Yas Island Masterplan, UAE

Abu Dhabi Waterfront Community – design by Broadway Malyan, architects

13 Feb 2012

Yas Island Masterplan, Abu Dhabi

Broadway Malyan’s award-winning Yas Island masterplan approved

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.

Yas Island Masterplan
image from architects

The masterplan for a new 680 hectare waterfront community of up to 55,000 inhabitants on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, led by global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan for client Aldar PJSC, has been approved by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council.

Approval of the masterplan, which won Aldar PJSC the ‘best urban design and masterplanning project’ category at the Abu Dhabi Cityscape Awards 2011, will result in the creation of a series of distinct communities which will become the main residential areas on Yas Island.

The project is the latest stage in the continued development of Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s leading leisure and entertainment district, which features the F1 motor racing circuit, signature hotels, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi theme park, as well as the under-construction water-park and Abu Dhabi destination retail development.

Practice Director James Rayner said: “The approval of the masterplan is a major milestone in the creation of this major new residential area, with the success testament to close partnering with the client and the world-class skills, expertise and experience of our diverse team of global masterplanning experts.”

The masterplan will see the communities linked by a comprehensive open space, road, light rapid transport, pedestrian and cycle network to other notable destinations on the island, with good ‘walkability’ a key factor in the design.

It will result in the delivery of ‘complete’ communities, supported by a full range of community facilities including schools, health clinics, extensive sports and recreation facilities, as well as convenience retail and commercial components.

Yas Island Masterplan Abu Dhabi images / information from Broadway Malyan

Broadway Malyan

Location:Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

A recent Yas Island building on e-architect:

Yas Island Yacht Club, Abu Dhabi
Omiros One Architecture (O1A)
Yas Island Yacht Club Abu Dhabi
photo from architect
Yas Hotel Yacht Club
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.

Another Yas Island building on e-architect:

Yas Hotel building
Asymptote Architecture
Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi
picture from Asymptote Architecture
Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Building Tours by e-architect

Abu Dhabi Architecture

Yas Island Masterplan design by Benoy

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – FWAD building

Masdar City Buildings

Capital Gate Abu Dhabi

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Dubai Buildings

Key Abu Dhabi Buildings

Abu Dhabi Market Building

Abu Dhabi Guggenheim

Yas Island

Abu Dhabi World Trade Centre

Masdar City Abu Dhabi

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