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Lago d’Iseo – Christo and Jeanne-Claude – The Floating Piers


Photographs by Wolfgang Volz – copyright 2016 Christo

 Lago d’Iseo – Christo and Jeanne-Claude – The Floating Piers

“Those who experience The Floating Piers will feel like they are walking on water – or perhaps the back of a whale. The light and water will transform the bright yellow fabric to shades of red and gold throughout the sixteen days.”
Christo
The Project. For sixteen days only, until July 3, on the Lake d’Iseo, north of Brescia, 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of high-density polyethylene cubes, undulate with the movement of the waves as Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s The Floating Piers rise just above the surface of the water.
http://www.thefloatingpiers.com/#introduction/

  Photograph by Wolfgang Volz – copyright 2016 Christo

The Walkaway
Christo and Jeanne-Claude – The Floating Piers

A 3-kilometer-long walkway was created as The Floating Piers extend across the water of Lago d’Iseo. The piers are 16 meters wide and approximately 35 centimeters high with sloping sides. The fabric continues along 2.5 kilometers of pedestrian streets in Sulzano and Peschiera Maraglio.


Photograph by Wolfgang Volz – copyright 2016 Christo


The Story
Christo and Jeanne-Claude – The Floating Piers

In the spring and summer of 2014, Christoand his team scouted the lakes of Northern Italy. Along with Project Director Germano Celant, they found Lago d’Iseo to be the most inspiring location. Since that time they have worked alongside experts from around the world to realize The Floating Piers.

Photograph by Wolfgang Volz – copyright 2016 Christo
 


Christo and Jeanne-Claude – The Floating Piers

The Floating Piers was first conceived by Christo and Jeanne-Claude together in 1970. It is Christo’s first large-scale project since Christo and Jeanne-Claude realized The Gates in 2005, and since Jeanne-Claude passed away in 2009. As with all of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s projects, The Floating Piers is funded entirely through the sale of Christo’s original works of art. After the 16-day exhibition, all components will be removed and industrially recycled.

 



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