masdar pump park

Abu Dhabi, UAE

client: Nasdar

size: 6,000 sq/m.

date: Q1 2018.

desert INK were approached by Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, to bring the growing sport of pump track riding to this world-famous sustainable city development. Working alongside leading pump track designers, Velo Solutions, desert INK created a world cup standard pump park which is set to make headlines. Keen to push the boundaries of pump track design beyond merely sculpted asphalt, desert INK worked closely with Velo to create a bike park which appeals to spectators as much as to the riders themselves. The team utilized recycled construction materials extensively, incorporating stacked spectator seating, bridges and grassed lawns to accommodate those keen to watch this crowd-friendly sport. The park integrates swathes of native plants and trees requiring minimal irrigation and maintenance, yet providing both important shade and visual interest to those visiting. desert INK were approached by Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, to bring the growing sport of pump track riding to this world-famous sustainable city development. Working alongside leading pump track designers, Velo Solutions, desert INK created a world cup standard pump park which is set to make headlines. Keen to push the boundaries of pump track design beyond merely sculpted asphalt, desert INK worked closely with Velo to create a bike park which appeals to spectators as much as to the riders themselves. The team utilized recycled construction materials extensively, incorporating stacked spectator seating, bridges and grassed lawns to accommodate those keen to watch this crowd-friendly sport. The park integrates swathes of native plants and trees requiring minimal irrigation and maintenance, yet providing both important shade and visual interest to those visiting.