Bronze 2016 Science / Other_SC

The Floating Piers

  • Prize
    Bronze in Science/Other
  • Photographer
    Filippo Venturi

The Floating Piers is a site-specific work of art by Bulgarian artist Christo, consisting of 100,000 square meters of yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes installed at Lake Iseo near Brescia, Italy. The fabric creates a walkable surface between Sulzano, to Monte Isola and to the island of San Paolo. On June 18, 2016, the saffron-colored walkway opened to the public. 270,000 people visited the free installation in its first five days.