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Architecture, Art + Design

Circuit Paul Ricard’s new race centre is ideal for F1

With the French Grand Prix confirmed at Paul Ricard in 2018, the race centre is well worth a look. Situated alongside the Mistral Straight at Paul Ricard, the SRO Race Centre by MMC provides historic car owners with a hub from which to enjoy their cars in a stress-free environment… Continue Reading

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Architecture

Yes, Hermann Tilke also designed Yas Marina F1 circuit

Yas Marina was the second Grand Prix circuit to be completed in the Middle East after Bahrain. Tilke Engineers and Architects are about the only track designers Bernie Ecclestone will trust – and in some ways, you can understand why. Completed in late 2009, the state of the art circuit is a design masterpeice. Continue Reading

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Architecture

Asymptote are the architects behind The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi

You won’t be able to miss the distinctive Yas Hotel at this weekend’s F1 World Championship decider in Abu Dhabi – The race track literally passes through the complex under a bridge linking the two towers of the hotel… Continue Reading

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Architecture

COTA is yet another Hermann Tilke F1 circuit

The Circuit of the Americas (COTA) near Austin, Texas hosted it’s debut Formula 1 race in 2012. Since then, Lewis Hamilton has won three of the four Grand Prix. Ahead of next weekends race, we look at the venue and the architects behind it. Continue Reading

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Architecture

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is set to have another dome in it’s skyline

You may have spotted the dome structure in the Montreal skyline during the Canadian Grand Prix in aerial shots of the back straight. Well, there is about to be a second one. New York-based studio Dror have designed a second dome concept to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Expo 67 (World’s Fair) which took place in Montréal, in 1967.  Continue Reading

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Architecture

Foster + Partners anchors Monaco yacht club in Monte Carlo

The yacht club is the symbolic centrepiece of Monaco’s remodelled harbour front. Celebrating the principality’s spectacular coastline and its nautical heritage, its series of deck-like terraces that step up along the harbour to offer unrivalled views out to races at sea, or inland over the course of the renowned Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. The building is located on an area of reclaimed land, which extends the city’s existing marina eastwards and can accommodate a range of craft, from sailing boats to 100-metre super yachts.

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