Singapore is well known for its multicultural spirit and universal appeal to travelers--and great shopping. Mustafa Center, a multilevel shopping center, offers an intense, 24-hour-a-day shopping experience, with its myriad of interesting shops that attract more than 15,000 customers of many nationalities every weekend. Mustafa Center offers everything from fine fabrics to electronic devices to jewels. Its restaurants, too, offer a wide selection of cuisine. Crowning it all is a Geometrica dome.
Geometrica's environmentally-friendly bulk storage domes serve as ancillary port infrastructure at quayside import and export facilities. Loads include coal, urea, sulphur, pet coke, clinker, ore, bauxite or wood chips and more.
When Minas de Aguas Tenidas, S.A.U. (MATSA), needed domes to cover their crushed ore stockpiles in Andalucía, Spain, they turned to Geometrica.
When Barrick's Zaldivar mine needed a 95m dome to cover its ore stockpile, it selected Geometrica for several reasons: First, it had considerable experience with these types of domes in Chile (Mantos Blancos, Escondida, Pucobre, and others). Second, the Geometrica offered a lower lifetime price than competitive structures. Third, the installation program was fast even while the stockpile remained in operation.
One hundred meters. It's a nice round number, about the length of a football field. Or one thousandth the distance to space. And a heck of a long way for any roof to span without columns.
Geometrica domes provide the most efficient cover for a limestone blending bed because they are lightweight and can span large areas without intermediate supports.
Environmentally-responsible mines use domes to prevent and control dust emissions.