In a city packed with attention grabbing tourist attractions, monuments and museums, Washington D.C.’s National Building Museum is often overlooked by visitors. But this summer there’s a new incentive to check out this marvelous museum.
Referencing classic European hedge mazes, a tall labyrinth constructed from Baltic birch plywood has been built in the spectacular Great Hall West Court of the museum. The mindboggling maze was designed by Bjarke Ingels Group as an introduction for an upcoming exhibition on building practices.
Housed in the magnificent 19th century former home of the U.S. Pension Bureau Headquarters, the National Building Museum is the U.S.’s leading cultural institution devoted to the history of the built environment. It tells the story of design, architecture and engineering in civilization.