Bjarke Ingles 'BIG' maze opens in Washington

Bjarke Ingles 'BIG' maze opens in Washington

A labyrinth

Editor: Buro 24/7

Visitors to the National Building Museum in Washington DC can now get lost inside a concave wooden maze installed by Danish architecture firm BIG

Built entirely from Baltic Birch plywood and located inside the west court of the National Building Museum's Great Hall in Washington DC, the BIG Maze is an 18-square-metre puzzle to walk around, offering guests hours of fun. 

BIG – the firm led by architect Bjarke Ingels – developed the form of the maze by combining styles of other famous mazes throughout history, from ancient Greek labyrinths to European hedge mazes and even modern American corn mazes... "The concept is simple: as you travel deeper into a maze, your path typically becomes more convoluted," said Ingels, describing the concept.