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Snarkitecture Turns National Building Museum into Massive Ball-Pit

Snarkitecture Turns National Building Museum into Massive Ball-Pit
Snarkitecture Turns National Building Museum into Massive Ball-Pit , © Noah Kalina
© Noah Kalina

Now through September 7, you can take a "swim" in a massive "BEACH" that has taken over the National Building Museum's Great Hall. Spanning 10,000-square-feet, the BEACH was created in partnership with Brooklyn-based Snarkitecture to offer the people of Washington D.C. a one-of-a-kind installation as part of the NBM's "Summer Block Party."

The "ocean" is essentially a ball-pit comprised of nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls. It is contained within a mirrored, all-white enclosure flanked by a 50-foot-wide "shoreline" that offers visitors the option to wade the  "water" or sit back and relax. 

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© Noah Kalina
© Noah Kalina

"Visitors are welcome to 'swim' in the ocean, or can spend an afternoon at the 'shore’s' edge reading a good book, play beach-related activities such as paddleball, grab a refreshing drink at the snack bar, or dangle their feet in the ocean off the pier," says the National Building Museum. 

© Noah Kalina
© Noah Kalina
© Noah Kalina
© Noah Kalina

Details on how to visit the BEACH, here

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Snarkitecture Turns National Building Museum into Massive Ball-Pit " 07 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/769863/snarkitecture-turns-national-building-museum-into-massive-ball-pit/> ISSN 0719-8884
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