Floating Piers (Project)
Christo
Floating Piers (Project)
Drawing 2014
35.2 x 22.2 cm (13 7/8 x 8 3/4")
Pencil, charcoal and pastel
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2014 Christo
Floating Piers (Project)
Christo
Floating Piers (Project)
Drawing 2014
8 7/8 x 13 3/4" (22.5 x 34.9 cm)
Pencil, charcoal and pastel
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2014 Christo
Operations manager Vladimir Yavachev, Christo and registrar/curator Josy Kraft are scouting the future location of the project, Lake Iseo, May 2014
Operations manager Vladimir Yavachev, Christo and registrar/curator Josy Kraft are scouting the future location of the project, Lake Iseo, May 2014
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
Lake Iseo with the town of Sulzano in the foreground, the island of Monte Isola on the right and the island of San Paolo on the left
Lake Iseo with the town of Sulzano in the foreground, the island of Monte Isola on the right and the island of San Paolo on the left
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
The island of San Paolo, Lake Iseo
The island of San Paolo, Lake Iseo
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Collage 2014
17 x 22" (43.2 x 55.9 cm)
Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, map, fabric sample and tape
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2014 Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Drawing 2014 in two parts
15 x 96" and 42 x 96" (38 x 244 cm and 106.6 x 244 cm)
Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, enamel paint, topographic map, fabric sample and tape
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2014 Christo
Ref. # 1-2014
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Drawing 2014 in two parts
15 x 96" and 42 x 96" (38 x 244 cm and 106.6 x 244 cm)
Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, enamel paint, hand-drawn map, cut-out photographs by Wolfgang Volz, fabric sample and tape
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2014 Christo
Ref. # 2-2014
During a secret life-size test in Germany, the team tries to find the right color and right amount of extra fabric to meet Christo’s requirements, August 2014
During a secret life-size test in Germany, the team tries to find the right color and right amount of extra fabric to meet Christo’s requirements, August 2014
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
At the textile manufacturer Setex, 90,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric are produced, Greven, Germany, August 2014
At the textile manufacturer Setex, 90,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric are produced, Greven, Germany, August 2014
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Collage 2014
15 1/4 x 13 7/8" (38.7 x 35.2 cm)
Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, technical data, fabric sample and tape
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2014 Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Collage 2014 in two parts
30 1/2 x 26 1/4" and 30 1/2 x 12" (77.5 x 66.7 cm and 77.5 x 30.5 cm
Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, fabric, enamel paint, cut-out photographs by Wolfgang Volz and map
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2014 Christo
Ref. # 3
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Collage 2014 in two parts
12 x 30 1/2" and 26 1/4 x 30 1/2" (30.5 x 77.5 cm and 66.7 x 77.5 cm)
Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, fabric, enamel paint, cut-out photographs by Wolfgang Volz and map
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2014 Christo
Ref. # 5-2014
The town of Peschiera Maraglio on the island of Monte Isola
The town of Peschiera Maraglio on the island of Monte Isola
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
Map indicating the fabric on pedestrian streets on Monte Isola
Map indicating the fabric on pedestrian streets on Monte Isola
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Collage 2014
17 x 22" (43.2 x 55.9 cm)
Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, map, fabric sample and tape on brown board
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2014 Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Collage 2014
22 x 17" (55.9 x 43.2 cm)
Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, technical maps, fabric sample and tape
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2014 Christo
The town of Sulzano, Lake Iseo
The town of Sulzano, Lake Iseo
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
Map indicating the fabric on pedestrian streets in Sulzano
Map indicating the fabric on pedestrian streets in Sulzano
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Collage 2014 in two parts
30 1/2 x 12" and 30 1/2 x 26 1/4" (77.5 x 30.5 cm and 77.5 x 66.7 cm)
Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, fabric, enamel paint, cut-out photographs by Wolfgang Volz and map
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2014 Christo
Ref. # 6-2014
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Drawing 2014 in two parts
65 x 15" and 65 x 42" (165 x 38 cm and 165 x 106.6 cm)
Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, enamel paint, cut-out photographs by Wolfgang Volz, topographic map, fabric sample and tape
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2014 Christo
Ref. # 1-2014
Christo on Lake Iseo, September 2015
Christo on Lake Iseo, September 2015
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Collage 2015
11 x 8 1/2" (28 x 21.5 cm)
Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, aerial photograph and fabric sample
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2015 Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Collage 2015
22 x 17" (55.9 x 43.2 cm)
Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, photograph by Wolfgang Volz, map, technical data and fabric sample
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2015 Christo
Assembly manager Frank Seltenheim, operations manager Vladimir Yavachev, Christo and chief engineer Vince Davenport discuss the final steps for a life-size test at Montecolino, Lake Iseo, Italy, October 2015
Assembly manager Frank Seltenheim, operations manager Vladimir Yavachev, Christo and chief engineer Vince Davenport discuss the final steps for a life-size test at Montecolino, Lake Iseo, Italy, October 2015
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
During the life-size test at Montecolino, Christo is obviously delighted as the piers undulate with the movement of the waves, Lake Iseo, October 2015 Photo: Wolfgang Volz
During the life-size test at Montecolino, Christo is obviously delighted as the piers undulate with the movement of the waves, Lake Iseo, October 2015 Photo: Wolfgang Volz
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Drawing 2015 in two parts
96 x 42" and 96 x 15" (244 x 106.6 cm and 244 x 38 cm)
Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, enamel paint, cut-out photographs by Wolfgang Volz, hand-drawn map, fabric sample and tape
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2015 Christo
Ref. # 3-2015
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Drawing 2015 in two parts
65 x 42" and 65 x 15" (165 x 106.6 cm and 165 x 38 cm)
Pencil, charcoal, enamel paint, cut-out photographs by Wolfgang Volz, map, fabric sample and tape
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2015 Christo
Ref. # 7-2015
At a factory in Fondotoce at Lago Magiore, 200,000 high-density polyethylene cubes are manufactured over a period of eight months before delivered to the project’s storage in Montecolino, January 2016
At a factory in Fondotoce at Lago Magiore, 200,000 high-density polyethylene cubes are manufactured over a period of eight months before delivered to the project’s storage in Montecolino, January 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
At the headquarters in Montecolino, construction workers assemble the piers, which are produced in 100-meter-long segments and stored outside Montecolino on Lake Iseo, January 2016
At the headquarters in Montecolino, construction workers assemble the piers, which are produced in 100-meter-long segments and stored outside Montecolino on Lake Iseo, January 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
One of the anchors that will keep the piers in place is lifted into the water of Lake Iseo, January 2016
One of the anchors that will keep the piers in place is lifted into the water of Lake Iseo, January 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
Commercial divers from France are hired to install the underwater anchors at depths up to 90 meters, March 2016
Commercial divers from France are hired to install the underwater anchors at depths up to 90 meters, March 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
A diver connects a rope made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), covered with a polyester protective layer with a breaking load of 20 metric tons, to one of the anchors on the lakebed to keep the piers in place, March 2016
A diver connects a rope made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), covered with a polyester protective layer with a breaking load of 20 metric tons, to one of the anchors on the lakebed to keep the piers in place, March 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Collage 2016
22 x 17" (55.9 x 43.2 cm)
Pencil, wax crayon, enamel paint, photographs by Wolfgang Volz, technical map, fabric sample and tape
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2016 Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Christo
The Floating Piers (Project for Lake Iseo, Italy)
Drawing 2016 in two parts
15 x 96" and 42 x 96" (38 x 244 cm and 106.6 x 244 cm)
Pencil, charcoal, pastel, wax crayon, enamel paint, cut-out photographs by Wolfgang Volz, hand-drawn map and fabric sample
Photo: André Grossmann
© 2016 Christo
Ref. # 10-2016
Aerial view of the project’s building yard on the Montecolino peninsula (left) and the parking area for the thirty 100 by 16 meter sections on Lake Iseo (right), April 2016
Aerial view of the project’s building yard on the Montecolino peninsula (left) and the parking area for the thirty 100 by 16 meter sections on Lake Iseo (right), April 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
Vince Davenport, responsible for the felt and fabric installation on the pedestrian streets, director of operations Vladimir Yavachev and Christo at the project’s headquarters in Montecolino, April 2016
Vince Davenport, responsible for the felt and fabric installation on the pedestrian streets, director of operations Vladimir Yavachev and Christo at the project’s headquarters in Montecolino, April 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
Workers start to encircle the island of San Paolo with the first floating elements, April 2016
Workers start to encircle the island of San Paolo with the first floating elements, April 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
Workers start to encircle the island of San Paolo with the first floating elements, April 2016
Workers start to encircle the island of San Paolo with the first floating elements, April 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
Elimast Helicopter Service makes many rotations from the project's headquarters on the Montecolino peninsula to San Paolo island to transport the felt that will cover the floating cubes before the final yellow fabric is installed, May 2016
Elimast Helicopter Service makes many rotations from the project's headquarters on the Montecolino peninsula to San Paolo island to transport the felt that will cover the floating cubes before the final yellow fabric is installed, May 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
Construction workers install the felt that will cover the floating cubes before the final yellow fabric is installed, May 2016
Construction workers install the felt that will cover the floating cubes before the final yellow fabric is installed, May 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
Construction workers install the felt that will cover the floating cubes before the final yellow fabric is installed, May 2016
Construction workers install the felt that will cover the floating cubes before the final yellow fabric is installed, May 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
Construction workers install the felt that will cover the floating cubes before the final yellow fabric is installed, May 2016
Construction workers install the felt that will cover the floating cubes before the final yellow fabric is installed, May 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
Step by step, construction workers install the 100 by 16 meter sections to connect the island of San Paolo with the island of Monte Isola, May 2016
Step by step, construction workers install the 100 by 16 meter sections to connect the island of San Paolo with the island of Monte Isola, May 2016
Photo: Wolfgang Volz
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