Floating Piers on Lake Iseo

The Floating Piers opens, allowing visitors to the Italian Lake Iseo to “walk on water.”

Christo’s highly-anticipated, 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric ‘Floating Piers’ installation, in the Italian Lake Iseo, is finally open to the public.



Above, image credit Wolfgang Yolz/Christo

Floating Piers on Lake Iseo (7)Image credit Wolfgang Yolz/Christo

For sixteen days – June 18 through July 3, 2016 (weather permitting) – Italy’s Lake Iseo is being reimagined. 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes, undulate with the movement of the waves as The Floating Piers rise just above the surface of the water.

Floating Piers on Lake Iseo (6)Image credit Wolfgang Yolz/Christo

Lake Iseo is located 100 kilometers east of Milan and 200 kilometers west of Venice. “Like all of our projects, The Floating Piers is absolutely free and accessible 24 hours a day, weather permitting,” said Christo. “There are no tickets, no openings, no reservations and no owners. The Floating Piers are an extension of the street and belong to everyone.”



Floating Piers on Lake Iseo (5)Image credit Wolfgang Yolz/Christo

Floating Piers on Lake Iseo (4)Image credit Wolfgang Yolz/Christo

Floating Piers on Lake Iseo (3)Image credit Wolfgang Yolz/Christo



Floating Piers on Lake Iseo (2)Image credit Wolfgang Yolz/Christo