A BIG Maze Inspired By Ancient Labyrinths Takes Over A Museum

July 22, 2014 1:03 PM

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A BIG Maze Inspired By Ancient Labyrinths Takes Over A Museum

The behemoth construction of twists, turns and dead ends is spending the summer at the National Building Museum, its sleek rectangular folds a stark contrast to the museum's grand Renaissance architecture. This crisp juxtaposition is just what design firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group had in mind, offering viewers a chance to view the historic museum in a new light. A windy, disorienting new light.

The BIG Maze, inspired by ancient labyrinths, gardens and hedge mazes of 17th and 18th-century Europe, and modern American corn mazes, isn't only contemporary in aesthetics. Unlike other mazes, as you get deeper into the maze the walls descend towards the center, offering a clear view of the path fr...

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