Christo’s sketches of the Floating Piers of Lake Iseo, show shimmering orange paths, glowing in different nuances of yellow, orange and red!
The Floating Piers is the work of Christo based on an idea first conceived in 1970.
Built using 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes, the installation—which sits just above water level—undulates with the movement of the lake.
According to Italian news source, Leggo, two people were “seriously injured” and the installation was “evacuated” on its opening day due to the quantity of visitors and inclement weather conditions.
A 3 klm walkway was created as Floating Piers extend across the water of Lake Iseo.
For the first time visitors can walk from Sulzano to Monte Isola and onto the island of San Paolo, which is framed by The Floating Piers. “Like all of our projects, The Floating Piers is absolutely free and accessible 24 hours a day.