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Abu Dhabi to boast F1-inspired architecture 28 Jul 2009

The Wing, Abu Dhabi. © Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management Richard Cregan (IRE) ADMM with H. E. Khaldoon Al Mubarak (UAE) Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 4, Bahrain Grand Prix, Race, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, 26 April 2009

With a little over three months to go before it hosts its very first Grand Prix, Abu Dhabi is buzzing with excitement about the arrival of Formula One racing. And to reflect the mood, race organisers have announced they are to boost the city’s skyline with a building inspired by the shape of a Formula One car’s front wing.

Located on the prestigious seafront area known as the Corniche, ‘The Wing’ will feature a restaurant, boutique, auditorium and function facilities. Developed by Aldar Properties and operated by Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management, the venue hopes to connect the city with the Yas Marina Circuit, which will host the race on November 1.

“We believe The Wing will become the social hub of Abu Dhabi as well as a sought-after destination for regional and international visitors,” explained Richard Cregan, Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management CEO. “As with the Yas Marina Circuit, our aspiration is to create a unique venue with a special ambiance that provides an unforgettable experience.”

“Through the use of these world-class facilities, and events like the Grand Prix, we will contribute to Abu Dhabi’s vision of becoming a destination of choice for business, culture, and leisure”.

'The Wing’ is scheduled to officially open at the end of 2009.