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Christo's Floating Piers in Italy - Lake Iseo

From June 18 to July 3, 2016, Christo will re-imagine Italy’s Lake Iseo. The Floating Piers will consist of 70,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular dock system of 200,000 high-density polyethylene cubes floating on the surface of the water.

Visitors will experience this work of art by walking on it from Sulzano to Monte Isola and to the island of San Paolo, which it encircles. The mountains surrounding Lake Iseo will offer a bird’s-eye view of The Floating Piers, exposing unnoticed angles and altering perspectives.

A 3-kilometer-long walkway will be created as The Floating Piers extend across the water of Lake Iseo. The piers will be 16 meters wide and approximately 50 centimeters high with sloping sides. The fabric will continue along 1.5 kilometers of pedestrian streets in Sulzano and Peschiera Maraglio.

DETAILS OF THE PROJECT "CHRISTO'S FLOATING PIERS":

  • Entrance to the Floating Piers is free (no tickets).
  • 70,000 square meters of yellow fabric that the Bulgarian artist Christo will stretch from Sulzano to Monte Isola and then to St. Paul's Island.
  • The Floating Piers will be 4.5 kilometers long and 16 meters wide, and will be visible and viable for 16 days, from 18th of June until the 3rd of July 2016.
  • Opening hours: 24 hours a day, with no breaks. It will be possible to walk on the Floating Piers at any time of the day and night.
  • The cost of the whole project is around 10 million euro. It will be the artist to take on the cost of the work. The drawings of the project were offered for sale to a Gallery in Milan for 800 thousand euro.
  • You can walk on the bridge just standing in the middle of the 8 meters space, with comfortable shoes. Access is also allowed to strollers and wheelchairs, but in the event of bad weather or strong wind the organization will reserve the right to close it for safety reasons.
  • The structure can withstand about 17 thousand visitors simultaneously.
  • 200 guardians will work in three shifts: paid by the Bulgarian and dressed in a T-shirt designed by him.
  • For the safety of the visitors, 20 boats have been provided a few meters from the floating piers, divers and lifeguards to monitor visitors, floating lights every 15/20 meters.
  • There will be boats, shuttle buses and trains in all times to ensure to be able to reach the lake and the island from several points.
  • PARKING: The center of Sulzano will be accessible for cars. The parking lots will be available at the exit of the provincial road.
  • Maps and Leaflets will be available for tourists.
Christo's Floating Piers
Floating Piers Lake Iseo
Project of Christo's Floating Piers at Lake Iso