This is a Project. It was designed by Hans Herrmann, Cory Gallo and Architecture and Landscape Architecture program students, Mississippi State University and engineered by Carter Miller Associates and made for (as the client) Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum. It is dated 2012–14.
Turning “the remnants of our dirty past into a regenerative and sustainable future,” architecture professor Hans Herrmann saw an opportunity to reclaim an abandoned fueling-station canopy by designing a new 600-square-foot public-event structure for a small museum in Starkville, Mississippi. The steel structure was dismantled, sandblasted, painted, and reassembled to support a green roof. Its lush vegetation provides a local habitat for migrating birds and insects, improves air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide, and filters rainwater.
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America.