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BIG completes maze at America’s National Building Museum

Danish star BIG has completed this all-timber maze at the National Building Museum in Washington

The indoor maze has been inspired by labyrinths, gardens and mazes of 18th-century Europe and America’s corn mazes.

Located in the museum’s Great Hall, the 6m-tall maze is constructed from birch plywood.

BIG founder Bjarke Ingels, said: ‘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.’

The museum’s executive director, Chase Rynd, added: ‘This distinctive maze offers our visitors a chance to physically interact with the work of a cutting-edge, international design firm.’

The maze gives a preview to the upcoming exhibition on the practice’s work which opens in January 2015.  

BIG Maze

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