The Danish architecture company BIG together with the National Building Museum will create a never-before-seen large-scale maze for the Museum’s historic home in Washington, D.C. It is 18 feet high and measuring 61 feet by 61 feet, the Baltic birch plywood structure will be on display from July 4 to September 1, 2014.
Inspired by ancient labyrinths, garden and hedge mazes of 17th and 18th-century Europe, and modern American corn mazes, this contemporary maze will be located in the West Court of the Museum’s historic Great Hall. In addition to viewing the maze from the ground floor, visitors will also be able to get an unexpected aerial perspective from the Museum’s second- and third-floor balconies. The BIG Maze is part of National Building Museums annual Summer Block Party.