The year was 1992 and the world changed: Russia and the US officially end the cold war. Canada, US and Mexico reach the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The Maastricht Treaty is signed, founding the European Union. 500th anniversary of the meeting of 2 cultures. First confirmed detection of extra-solar planets. In Texas and Mexico, the premier dome company, Geometrica, was founded!
When you live on an island, blue skies and sunshine are a normal and natural part of your life. So when architect René Acosta Jr. was appointed to create the new Children’s Museum building in Carolina, Puerto Rico, he chose to make natural light and an ever-present view of the sky the signature for his breathtaking design.
by Denise Allen Zwicker
"He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it!"*
For two years, the new building for the Word Miracle Church International in Accra, Ghana, sat roofless. “We had built a 14,000-seat auditorium that was 59 meters across, without pillars, and we needed to cover it. But no one in Ghana could do it. No one in Nigeria could do it. No one in South Africa could do it. It was a dilemma,”
Geometrica structures define and beautify space – flying above, wrapping around, and taking a multitude of shapes. Geometrica Freedomes® and space frames invite and delight visitors with their superior aesthetics.
In Peru and elsewhere, mining is often controversial. But El Brocal, Peru's largest publicly traded precious metals mining company, is committed to preserving the environment wherever it operates. This commitment extended to the architecture of its new storage building for copper ore in Cerro de Pasco in central-western Peru.
Geometrica's bulk storage structures contain the dust from stacking and blending of raw materials and fuel, helping meet Tunisia's most advanced cement plant's environmental goals. "The new buildings are, esthetically, very nice, and we definitely will consider Geometrica for future structures," the client said.
When a Chilean copper concentrate producer decided to enclose crushing operations at their Cerrillos plant, the challenge was to design and engineer a dome that would spring from a very irregular shape while enclosing over 5000m2 without columns.
This article details the background and construction of a coal storage circular dome for Indonesia’s largest fertilizer producer, PT Pupuk Kalimantan Timur (Pupuk-Kaltim). Geometrica was selected based on the company's ability to meet Pupuk-Kaltim's very specific logistical and environmental needs.