[Image courtesy of the National Building Museum]
The National Building Museum, a destination for both architecture fans and Lego-loving children will be setting up a maze in their Great Hall this summer, once again appealing to both groups simultaneously. The BIG Maze, which will be open to visitors from July 4th until September 1st is named partially for its architects, the Danish based BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, and partially for its size. The maze of Baltic Birch plywood will be eighteen feet high and stretch 61 feet by 61 feet in the middle of the museum's Great Hall. This maze will be the first large scale installation in the museum since Frank Gehry created a celebratory sheet metal structure in 1988. Architect Bjarke Ingels also say that upon reaching the center of the labyrinth, that finding one's way out should become much clearer, which is good news for the easily-frustrated.
· National Building Museum [Official Site]
· BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group [Official Site]
· All National Building Museum Coverage [CDC]