Called BIG Maze, the facility was erected from birch plywood in the huge main hall of the museum: the 18 m2 maze occupied only a small part of it. Bjarke Ingels and his staff came up with the plan for their construction based on the history of labyrinths from ancient times to the present day, when similar attractions are created in the United States in corn fields.
However, this museum labyrinth is something opposite to all the others in its essence. Usually, moving towards the center, a person becomes more and more confused, but here the height of the walls gradually decreases (from 5.5 m around the perimeter), and it is from the middle that the visitor can see the entire installation device and understand how to get out of it. In addition, from there, the neo-Renaissance interior of the museum hall will effectively appear before him.
The installation will stay in Washington until September 1, serving as a kind of advertisement for a future BIG retrospective, which will open at the Building Museum on January 15, 2015.