Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) will create a large-scale maze at the National Building Museum this summer. Made of Baltic birch plywood, the 3,721-square-foot cube-like structure takes its cues from ancient labyrinths, European garden and hedge mazes from the 17th and 18th centuries, and modern American corn mazes.
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Ingels’ design inverts the traditional convoluted path of a maze, culminating in a 360-degree reveal of the labyrinth upon reaching its center. The maze, surrounded by 18-foot-tall walls, will be located in the West Court of the museum’s Great Hall and afford aerial views from second-and third-floor balconies.
The maze will be open July 4-September 1.