BIG: Big Maze

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) designed Big Maze, a giant wooden maze for the west court of the National Building Museum in Washington DC.

BIG: Big Maze
A life-size indoor maze by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group at the National Building Museum in Washington, offers a glimpse into the upcoming BIG exhibition at the museum in early 2015.
“As you travel deeper into a maze, your path typically becomes more convoluted. What if we invert this scenario and create a panopticon 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 5 meter tall walls. On the inside the walls slowly descend towards the center which concludes with a grand reveal – a 360 degree understanding from where you came and where you shall go.” explains founding partner Bjarke Ingels.

Big Maze at the National Building Museum, Washington DC
Program: installation
Architects: BIG, Bjarke Ingels Group
Project Leader: Chi-Chi Lin
Team: Ziad Shehab, Thea Gasseholm, Annette Miller
Collaborators: CoStar Group, Clark Construction Group, DAVIS Construction, Glass Construction, Grunley Construction Company, SIGAL Construction Corporation, GCS, The Home Depot Foundation, ACECO, Robert Silman Associates, Cumming Construction, VJ Associates, Hargrove
Client: National Building Museum
Area: 346 sqm
Completion: 2014

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