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Wed 9.7.

‘The BIG Maze’ by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group (DK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.07.2014 - Tagged as:

'The BIG Maze' by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

‘The BIG Maze’ by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, photo: Chi Chi Lin

Danish architects BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group have created a life-size indoor maze at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, offering a preview into an upcoming BIG exhibition at the Museum in early 2015.

 

 

 

“The concept is simple: as you travel deeper into a maze, your path typically becomes more convoluted. What if we invert this scenario and create a maze that brings clarity and visual understanding upon reaching the heart of the labyrinth” says Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG.

 

'The BIG Maze' by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, photo: Kevin Allen

‘The BIG Maze’ by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, photo: Kevin Allen

Inspired by ancient labyrinths, gardens and hedge mazes of 17th – 18th-century Europe, as well as modern American corn mazes, the BIG Maze is located in the National Building Museum’s historic Great Hall.

 

'The BIG Maze' by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, photo: Kevin Allen

‘The BIG Maze’ by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, photo: Kevin Allen

From outside, the maze’s cube-like form hides the final reveal behind its 20-foot-tall walls. On the inside, the walls slowly descend towards the center which concludes with a grand reveal – a 360 degree understanding of your path in – and how to get out. The 57×57 foot Baltic birch plywood installation is open from July 4th to September 1st, 2014.

 

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For technical support contact Alfred Giolai ‘The BIG Maze’ by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group (DK)