The Floating Piers

The Floating Piers was a temporary, site-specific work of art by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, consisting of 70,000 square meters of yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 226,000 high-density polyethylene cubes installed in 2016 at Lake Iseo near Brescia, Italy. The fabric created a walkable surface between Sulzano, Monte Isola, and the island of San Paolo In late 2013, Christo settled on Lake Iseo as the location for The Floating Piers and dedicated the next 22 months to realize the project. It was the first major project he undertook after the death of his partner and collaborator Jeanne-Claude.