Floating on a lake in Mantova, Italy, is a performance platform that was inspired by the lotus, a plant that is quite common in Mantova’s lakes.
Designed by Genoa-based studio Space Caviar, the aquatic installation made up of floating islands is named Arcipelago di Ocno, and has become a floating piazza for the city.
Made up of modular units, the floating platforms can be reconfigured, relocated or extended, depending on the need. It is expected to be expanded over the next few years to host concerts, events, performances, lectures, screenings, and more.
The recently opened space will continue to host events through the fall, as well as further in the future.