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Heroes' Green

Heroes' Green

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Heroes' Green

Lead designer(s)/firm
Counts Studio

Larger team
Counts Studio, Silman, Langan Engineering, Urban Trees + Soils, Domingo Gonzalez Associates, Sam Schwartz Engineering, Marvel Architects, Local Projects, Michael Hanlon

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Project Title
Heroes' Green
 
Lead designer(s)/firm
Counts Studio
 
Credits for the larger team  
Counts Studio, Silman, Langan Engineering, Urban Trees + Soils, Domingo Gonzalez Associates, Sam Schwartz Engineering, Marvel Architects, Local Projects, Michael Hanlon

Heroes Green
Heroes’ Green seamlessly blends memorial, park, and garden into a new type of public space. A highly integrated composition of topography, paths, walls, and plants create a landscape of dynamic views, distinguished prospects, shaded valleys, and woodland glens. Five 70-90’-wide bronze surfaced walls embedded in monolithic earthworks render historic imagery. Abstracted life-size images are woven into the landscape and become moments of reflection and commemoration. Memorial Tree Garden is comprised of 116 trees planted within a sculptural composition of earthworks and meandering paths. The landforms reference the iconic landscape of trenches, while the 116 trees give physical scale to the 116,516 American servicemen and servicewomen who lost their lives. Washington Monument Prospect rises in elevation, creating a symbolic gesture and dramatic views towards the Washington Monument. Doughboy Plaza, the symbolic heart of Heroes’ Green, is shaded by a leafy grove of canopy trees and animated by movable chairs and sounds of a fountain. Dramatically sculpted image walls, a civic amphitheater, the Capitol Promenade, and robust topography shape this civic gathering space and place of remembrance. The Pershing Statue and walls are relocated to the plaza’s south entrance, oriented southeast over Pershing’s Lawn, the Capitol Building, and the rising sun.

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