The Floating Piers / Christo and Jeanne Claude

(In honour of Christo : 1935 – 2020) The winding walk system guides people to enjoy the beautiful lakes and mountains from different angles.

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2o20年5月31日,著名景观装置艺术家Christo(Christo Vladimirov Javacheff)于纽约的家中去世,享年84岁。Christo与其妻子Jeanne Claude(于2009年去世)一生中创造了大量具有纪念意义的环境艺术作品。2016年6月,谷德曾报道了他们在意大利的浮桥装置项目(The Floating Piers),今天我们将这篇报道提前,希望借重温这项经典作品之际表达对Christo和Jeanne Claude的缅怀之情。

Artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, known as Christo, passed away of natural causes on May 31, 2020, at his home in New York City. He was 84 years old. Christo lived his life to the fullest, not only dreaming up what seemed impossible but realizing it. Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s artwork brought people together in shared experiences across the globe, and their work lives on in our hearts and memories.

The Floating Piers was a temporary work by Christo and Jeanne-Claude in Italy, and had been reported by gooood in June 2016. Today we are looking back again on this adorable piece of art to show honour and respect to Christo and his life partner Jeanne-Claude.

▼视频,video

2016六月,200,000块高密度聚乙烯方体将被连接在一起,形成面积高达70,000平方米的浮桥装置,为意大利北部伊塞奥湖区增添一抹亮丽的风采。这个由Christo设计,16米宽,50厘米厚的浮桥系统总长3公里,游客们将在随着波浪微微摇摆的浮桥上漫步前行,从湖畔的小镇Sulzano到达Monte Isola再前往被浮板所环绕的小岛San Paolo。蜿蜒曲折步行系统的引导着人们从不同的角度欣赏这美丽的湖光山色。而登上环绕湖区的山脉,则可从空中俯瞰这道独特的风景线。而亮黄色的桥面布料也将延伸进入城市,覆盖Sulzano和Peschiera Maraglio1.5公里的步行街道。

The Floating Piers - In the morning of June 16, unfurling of 1000,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric on the piers and pedestrian streets in Sulzano and Peschiera Maraglio is nearly completed (11)

The Floating Piers - In the morning of June 16, unfurling of 1000,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric on the piers and pedestrian streets in Sulzano and Peschiera Maraglio is nearly completed

The Floating Piers - In the morning of June 16, unfurling of 1000,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric on the piers and pedestrian streets in Sulzano and Peschiera Maraglio is nearly completed (4)

The Floating Piers - In the morning of June 16, unfurling of 1000,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric on the piers and pedestrian streets in Sulzano and Peschiera Maraglio is nearly completed (3)

The Floating Piers - In the morning of June 16, unfurling of 1000,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric on the piers and pedestrian streets in Sulzano and Peschiera Maraglio is nearly completed (1)

▼浮桥装置介入前的湖区和小镇,the lake are before the installation of the floating dock system

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004-The Floating Piers by Christo

▼铺设中的浮桥系统,floating dock under construction

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007-The Floating Piers by Christo

▼被浮桥系统环绕的小岛,the system encircles the island of San Paolo

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009-The Floating Piers by Christo

For 16 days in June 2016, Italy’s Lake Iseo will be reimagined. 70,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 200,000 high-density polyethylene cubes, will undulate with the movement of the waves as The Floating Piers rise just above the surface of the water.

Visitors will experience this work of art by walking on it from Sulzano to Monte Isola and to the island of San Paolo, which it encircles. The mountains surrounding the lake will offer a bird’s-eye view of The Floating Piers, exposing unnoticed angles and altering perspectives.

A 3-kilometer-long walkway will be created as The Floating Piers extend across the water of Lake Iseo. The piers will be 16 meters wide and approximately 50 centimeters high with sloping sides. The fabric will continue along 1.5 kilometers of pedestrian streets in Sulzano and Peschiera Maraglio.

In the spring and summer of 2014, Christo, Vladimir Yavachev Operations Manager, Wolfgang Volz Project Manager, and Josy Kraft Registrar/Curator, scouted the lakes of Northern Italy. Along with Project Director Germano Celant, they found Lake Iseo to be the most inspiring location. Lake Iseo is located 100 kilometers east of Milan and 200 kilometers west of Venice.

▼施工过程,construction phase

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011-The Floating Piers by Christo

▼所有零部件在工厂加工成型,manufacture in the factory

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019-The Floating Piers by Christo

The Floating Piers will be Christo’s first large scale project since Christo and Jeanne- Claude realized The Gates in 2005. As with all of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s projects, The Floating Piers will be funded entirely through the sale of Christo’s original works of art. After the 16-day exhibition, all components will be removed and industrially recycled.

Christo and Jeanne-Claude have a long history of creating projects in Italy: Wrapped Fountain and Wrapped Medieval Tower in Spoleto, 1968; Wrapped Monuments in Milan, 1970; and The Wall – Wrapped Roman Wall in Rome, 1973–74.

After over 40 years Christo is excited to be working in Italy again.

▼平面图及鸟瞰,plan and bird view

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022-The Floating Piers by Christo

▼浮桥与城市,floating system and the city

CHRISTO_floating piers_sulzano     CHRISTO_floating piers_monte isola

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