Friday, June 10, 2016

The floating piers: Christo's water walkway across lake iseo, İtaly nears by wolfgang volz

on june 18, 2016, christo and jeanne-claude reveal their first work in italy in more than 40 years. italy’s lake iseo — an area 100 kilometers east of milan — will be connected by a modular floating dock system made up of 220,000 high-density poly-ethylene cubes, and covered in 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric.

undulating with the movement of the waves, visitors can experience ‘the floating piers’ as they walk from sulzano to monte isola and to the island of san paolo, which it completely encircles. the 3-kilometer-long walkway extends clear across the water, with surrounding mountains offering a bird’s-eye view of golden network of passageways that lead in and around the city. the fabric will continue along 1.5 kilometers of pedestrian streets in sulzano and peschiera maraglio.