Daredevil Flyers at the 2018 Red Bull Flugtag
The Red Bull Flugtag (German for Flying Day) is no longer uncharted territory for NUSSLI. For this year's edition of the Red Bull Flugtag in Bremen, the event contractor erected a floating platform which was connected to the land with a movable access bridge.
Inventive pilots, innovative amateur engineers, and flying objects that defy gravity for as long as possible — that’s the Red Bull Flugtag in a nutshell.
NUSSLI had to be inventive as well, because the tidal range meant that the 300-square-meter floating platform had to be connected to the land by means of a movable, 20-meter-long access bridge. The team constructed this access bridge so that it could compensate for up to four meters of change in the water level – an uncommon structure that was a first for NUSSLI. The project was also a challenge in terms of logistics, because both the platform and the access bridge were prefabricated on land and then lifted into the water by means of a floating crane.
The NUSSLI team also erected a 60-meter-long walkway on shore (which was also connected to the movable access bridge) as well as several towers and a substructure for an FoH (front of house) container.