The Floating Piers of Lake Iseo
In June 2016, artist couple Christo and Jeanne Claude installed 70,000 square metres of yellow floating piers between three island in Italy’s Lake Iseo.
Previously disconnected, the floating dock system created temporary walkable links between the three islands of Sulzano, Monte Isola and San Paolo, changing the physical relationship between the islands as well as our perception of distance and space.
Christo and Jeanne Claude are world renowned for their simple but impactful environmental art, that prompt new ways of seeing the familiar. Most known for wrapping the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont-Neuf bridge in Paris with fabric, their large scale ephemeral pieces have the power to immediately transform a place or a building.
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