Nov 2019 | Nijmegen | Tribe Company
Red Bull Uncontained, a world-class BMX event in the highest and most challenging BMX park ever built. Inspired by Drew Bezanson’s project Uncontainable, 16 world class riders got out of their comfort zone and demonstrated their best skills in this competition at the Papierfabriek, the Netherlands. After only one week of training in the park two teams battled it out in head to head rounds, with five judges who were judging the riders of five different parts of BMX: Variety, Use of Course, Style, Guts and Execution. Before the Red Bull Uncontained show, there was also a BMX festival in hall 1 & 2 with clinics and workshops, a meet & greet with the riders, a gaming area, (partner)activities and more.
Our client Tribe Company organized this event in commission by Red Bull, and asked us to take care of the production management, technical production, technical design and overlay management of this event. After starting up the load-in, the track was built in 3 weeks by experienced BMX track builders, who’ve built the highest ramp ever for a BMX competition. When they were finished, our team went back for the show production, and the buildup of the highest SteelSpan construction ever built by our supplier for the 2000 PAX grandstands. This event location was not an existing event venue before, so we had to make calculations to determining the capacity of the location. The biggest challenge of this project however, was producing this enormous event at these empty factory halls, where all facilities such as water, electricity, light and evacuation exits had to be installed temporarily.
Official event photo credits: Red Bull