There were luxe lounges, custombuilt food and beverage kiosks, a 14000-person dance pavilion, graffiti art exhibit, and green plaza, along with 69 skyboxes and stunning VIP spaces. 81 MDLBEAST asked us to pull off the impossible: to transform a desert, 40 km outside Riyadh, into one of the biggest music festivals in the world. Stretching across 5.3 square kilometers, the SOUNDSTORM electronic dance music festival featured over 200 artists, across four days on seven stages. We developed the complex, semipermanent festival site plan, and our teams were on the ground for over four months, piecing together one of our most ambitious projects to date. Our US and UK offices collaborated to model and engineer SOUNDSTORM’s record-breaking ‘Big Beast’ stage and also fabricated approximately 600 aluminum scenic fascias to create the perfect aesthetic for this one-of-akind stage.