Danish Designers Unveil The BIG Maze

The Danish architecture firm BIG just revealed their giant concave wooden maze installation dubbed the BIG Maze within the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. The maze, located on the west court, is made entirely out of Baltic Birch plywood and reaches 18 square meters long and 5.5 meters tall.

Lead architect Bjarke Ingels on the The Big Maze: “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? From outside, the maze’s cube-like form hides the final reveal behind its 18-foot-tall walls. On the inside, the walls slowly descend towards the centre, which concludes with a grand reveal – a 360 degree understanding of your path in and how to get out.” Onlookers from the upper balconies of the museum will have a bird’s-eye view of people trying to work their way through its weaves and turns.

The Maze is open until Labor Day, September 1st, at the museum.

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