the much-anticipated reveal sees 100,000 square meters wrap yellow fabric shimmering a floating dock that connects different points on the Italian Lago d’ Iseo. hilly with the movement of the waves, the visitors experience can now “the floating pier,” as they walk from Sulzano Isola and on the island of San Paolo, which surrounds them completely on the Monte. the 3 kilometre-long walkway extends over the water, with surrounding mountains offers a bird’s eye view of a golden network of canals, which clearly lead in and around the city. the fabric continues along 1.5 km of pedestrian zones in Sulzano and Peschiera Maraglio.
the concept for “the floating piers ‘ partner – designed by Christo and Jeanne-Claude – the creative and life of the artist in 1970 but the couple originally not, who knew the river or Lake, the project would fit best.” early, not renditions realized a 2000 meter long proposed, inflated pier at the mouth of the Rio de la Plata in Argentina. by 1995, the idea was still active in the minds of the artists. She suggested 150 meters long and with fabric covered creation of two floating piers, which would combine two artificial islands in Tokyo Bay, and continue through Odaiba Park. This iteration was not realized after the denial of a permit.
Jeanne-Claude, Christo died in November 2009, but still a monumental practice of the couple. 2014 explored the artist and his team the Lakes of Northern Italy and found the most inspiring location for the project to be Lake Iseo. The exhibition is presented for only 16 days, after which, all components will be removed and industrially recycled.
the aim of the artist is since always been works of art to create the public to experience and enjoy, without the point of view charging. “As all our projects”, the floating piers’ is absolutely free of charge, 24 hours a day, weather permitting, ‘ says Christo. ‘ ” There are no tickets, no holes, no reservations and no owner. the floating piers are an extension of the road and belong to everyone. ”