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Chuck Brown - Concept Design Options Meeting

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  • 1. Marshall MoyaDesign CHUCK BROWN MEMORIAL DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES JUNE 24, 2013
  • 2. 1CONCEPT 1 CHUCK BROWN MEMORIAL PARK DistrictofColumbia DepartmentofGeneralServices Marshall MoyaDesign DGS2
  • 3. Existing Tennis Cour ts Existing Playground AERIAL VIEW Elec trical Room/Storage Outdoor Instruments Grass Gravel Path Central Plaza with Permeable Pavers Entrance Memorial Wall Proposed Statue Location Cherr y Trees Memorial Wall Visitors are greeted by a low, curved wall at the entrance to the park. This wall has two roles - encirclinganewpublicplazaandleadingvisitors into the park along an inscribed memorial wall. After learning about Chuck Brown from the memorial, the visitors will find outdoor instrumental drums that link the memorial to the existing playground. Magnolia Trees CHUCK BROWN MEMORIAL PARK DistrictofColumbia DepartmentofGeneralServices Marshall MoyaDesign DGS3
  • 4. SITE PLAN CHUCK BROWN MEMORIAL PARK DistrictofColumbia DepartmentofGeneralServices Marshall MoyaDesign DGS4
  • 5. SECTION Existing Playground Outdoor Instruments and Benches 20th St. NE Grassy Slope Memorial Wall Entrance Wall with Signage Plaza with Permeable Pavers Note: Maximum wall ht. above street level = 3’ CHUCK BROWN MEMORIAL PARK DistrictofColumbia DepartmentofGeneralServices Marshall MoyaDesign DGS5
  • 6. 2CONCEPT 2 CHUCK BROWN MEMORIAL PARK DistrictofColumbia DepartmentofGeneralServices Marshall MoyaDesign DGS6
  • 7. Proposed Statue Location AERIAL VIEW Located at the west side of Langdon Park, the Chuck Brown memorial will offer the visitors a soothing outdoor experience. Along pathways that integrate with the existing park, the visitors will find outdoor instrumental drums, learn about the history of Chuck Brown, and relax in a central plaza bordered by beautiful rain garden and terraced seating. Magnolia Trees Outdoor Instruments Central Plaza with 18” high bench wall Sunken R ain Garden Entrance Plaza Memorial Wall See -Through Panels with Anti- Graffiti Coating Terraced Incline with Concrete Retaining Walls (seats 80 people max.) Cherr y Trees Existing Tennis Cour ts Existing Playground Elec trical Room/Storage CHUCK BROWN MEMORIAL PARK DistrictofColumbia DepartmentofGeneralServices Marshall MoyaDesign DGS7
  • 8. SITE PLAN CHUCK BROWN MEMORIAL PARK DistrictofColumbia DepartmentofGeneralServices Marshall MoyaDesign DGS8
  • 9. SECTION Existing Playground & Pavilion Outdoor Instruments and Benches Memorial Wall Panels Central Plaza with Bench Terraced Seating Sunken R ain Garden 20th St. NE Note: Maximum wall ht. above street level = 3’ CHUCK BROWN MEMORIAL PARK DistrictofColumbia DepartmentofGeneralServices Marshall MoyaDesign DGS9
  • 10. 3DESIGN ELEMENTS CHUCK BROWN MEMORIAL PARK DistrictofColumbia DepartmentofGeneralServices Marshall MoyaDesign DGS10
  • 11. Inspired by the Go-Go beat, the Chuck Brown Pavilion will offer history through interactive outdoormusic.Scatteredattheentranceplazaof thememorial,therewillbecolorfuldrumswhere visitors would be able to learn Chuck Brown’s history and interact with them. These custom- madedrumswillpromotecommunitygathering through acoustics. With instruments ranging from varied cultural drumstoxylophonesandcontemporary‘Bongo’ drums, we envision a place where not only the ‘Go-Go’cultureiscelebratedbutthemulticultural natureoftheDistrictisembracedandexpressed. As a place of musical expression, the Memorial isdesignedtoacousticallyaccomodatemultiple musical types including and string wind instrumentswithoutdistruptingthesurrounding community 1. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: AN INTERACTIVE VENUE DistrictofColumbia DepartmentofGeneralServices Marshall MoyaDesign DGSCHUCK BROWN MEMORIAL PARK11
  • 12. 2. MEMORIAL WALL CHUCK BROWN MEMORIAL PARK DistrictofColumbia DepartmentofGeneralServices Marshall MoyaDesign DGS12
  • 13. ChuckBrown(August22,1936–May16,2012) wasanAmericanguitaristand singerwhoisaffectionatelycalled“theGodfatherofGo-go”.Go-goisasubgenre offunkmusicdevelopedinandaroundWashington,D.C.inthemidandlate1970s. Brownisregardedasthefundamentalforcebehindthecreationofgo-gomusic. 1972: (as The Soul Searchers) We the People 1974: (as The Soul Searchers) Salt of the Earth 1978: Bustin’Loose 1980: Funk Express 1984: We Need Some Money 1986: Go Go Swing Live [Future Sounds Production] 1987: Any Other Way to Go? 1987: Live‘87 - D.C. Bumpin’Y’all [live; double album] 1989: Trust Me: Live Pa Tape, Vol. 2 [Future Records & Tapes] 1990: Wind Me up Chuck, Vol. 3 [Raw Venture Records & Tapes] 1991: 90’s Goin’Hard 1993: This Is a Journey into Time [live] 1995: Hah Man 1995:TheOtherSide-withEvaCassidy(recordedin1992andreleasedin1995) 1997: Live Pa Tape 1998: Timeless 1999: The Spirit of Christmas 2001: Your Game...Live at the 9:30 Club 2002: Put Your Hands Up! 2005: Best of Chuck Brown (remastered) 2007: We are About The Business (Raw Venture Records) 2010: We Got This (Raw Venture Records) DISCOGRAPHY | THE GODFATHER OF GOGO In each of the designs, a sculptural element will conveys some part of Chuck Brown’slegacy,creatingalandmarkforthecommunityandtheDCmetroarea. Visitors will be able to read a chronological list of all songs that Chuck Brown wrote, either in the paving or park walls, depending on the design chosen. Bright color will be used to unify the new memorial area with the rest of the park. The color will be carried through with new paint for benches and light poles. 3. MUSICAL LEGACY | SCULPTURE & COLOR DistrictofColumbia DepartmentofGeneralServices Marshall MoyaDesign DGSCHUCK BROWN MEMORIAL PARK13
  • 14. Eachconceptualdesignincorporatesraingardens as a sustainable strategy to deal with potential flooding. Rain gardens will not only manage stormwater andrun-off,buttheywillalsoprovideabeautiful, low-maintenanceparkfeatureforthecommunity. 4. RAIN GARDEN DistrictofColumbia DepartmentofGeneralServices Marshall MoyaDesign DGSCHUCK BROWN MEMORIAL PARK14