A Geometrica building can help secure buy-in and permits, even for waste facilities.
The Marchwood Energy Recovery Facility is a complete power plant that supplies electricity to more than 22,600 homes. The building proves that careful design can elevate even a waste treatment facility into a thing of beauty. The dome, designed by renowned French architect Jean Robert Mazaud, now conceals and beautifies an incinerator facility with only the twin chimneys stretching upward through the elegantly curved roof.
The original concept, if built with conventional hot-rolled steel, called for more than 1,000 tons of superstructure. The Geometrica dome, using galvanized structural tubing joined with high-strength aluminum hubs, weighs less than 300 tons.
Marchwood dome sequence of construction
“Beauty” and “waste” are seldom mentioned in the same breath — except when in the presence of a Geometrica waste-management structure.
The Domestic Solid Waste Management Center (DSWMC), near Mesaieed, Qatar, treats and processes domestic solid waste for the whole of Qatar. More than 95% of the waste arriving into the facility is reclaimed or converted into energy. But you wouldn't know any waste is handled there from looking at its beautiful storage dome.
Design, vision, environmental impact... all are elements necessary to develop modern waste management facilities that also recover energy and supply electricity to communities. Geometrica specializes in domes that make these green initiatives possible, while looking architecturally stunning.