Geometrica’s Project #12 in Saltillo, Mexico. From 1993 to 2018. A fun Facebook #ThrowbackThursday post and short video interview with the project’s architect. Shoutout to Escala, Yamal Chamoun and Manuel Sanchez.
Pedestrian bridges are going to cool new heights, turning the need to get from here to there into an adventure for Geometrica. This latest generation of newly constructed or retrofitted pedestrian bridges — where cars are strictly off-limits — takes a number of forms. The most successful fall somewhere between spectacle and conduit because they blaze a path where no one felt the need for one before. The opportunity to design and manufacture pedestrian bridges was compelling and quite a departure from the mega domes that Geometrica typically designs.
To realize elegant and intriguing buildings, not just any construction system will do. Uncommon architecture is possible when constraints associated with conventional building construction are lifted. Geometrica’s structural system provides options that are as endless as your imagination, whether spanning an industrial site or serving as an iconic public landmark.
Here’s an installation video (10s) of the space frame that hangs from the apex of one of the largest domes that we've ever designed. Lifting the 40-ton platform over 30 meters (100 feet) went very smoothly, despite the complexity of the maneuver. Congratulations to the project team!
Are open bulk storage yards a thing of the past? With an increasing need for environmental compliance, uncovered stockpiles need to be enclosed sooner rather than later. It’s no surprise that mines, ports, power and cement plants seek a storage solution that avoids downtime and high cost.
As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, we actively join forces with other companies and nongovernmental organizations in the fight against corruption. We are committed to help realize a more transparent global economy with sustainable development and fair competition for all.
Cladding is more than just a protective skin on the exterior of a building. With the right design and construction, it can add a breathtaking architectural element to a structure. For instance, glass cladding not only lets the outdoors in but can do so in striking ways that are far from predictable. Opaque, textured or clear features on a wall or ceiling can infuse a space with nature, art, or both.
At Geometrica, we have provided structures for sports venues, convention centers, houses of worship, offices, and industry for 25 years. Have you ever heard of the saying “Time flies when you’re having fun”? It seems like it was only yesterday when we installed our first dome.