Night at the Museum II: Bjarke Ingels to re-imagine National Building Museum for new exhibition

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"HOT TO COLD" at the National Building Museum. (Courtesy National Building Museum)

“HOT TO COLD” at the National Building Museum. (Courtesy National Building Museum)

The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is returning to the National Building Museum shortly after its hugely-popular, and highly-traversed maze installation in the building’s Grand Hall. This January, the museum will present what is essentially a retrospective on BIG’s work called HOT TO COLD: an odyssey of architectural adaptation.

BIG's maze at the National Building Museum. (COURTESY NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM)

BIG’s maze at the National Building Museum. (COURTESY NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM)

According to the National Building Museum, the exhibition “takes visitors from the hottest to the coldest parts of our planet and explores how BIG´s design solutions are shaped by their cultural and climatic contexts.”

For the exhibition, the museum will suspend 60 three-dimensional models of BIG’s work and premier Iwan Baan photographs of some of BIG’s latest projects. “What’s so special about HOT TO COLD is that BIG has perceived the National Building Museum more as a site for a project, rather than as a venue for an exhibition,” curator Susan Piedmont-Palladino said in a statement.

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