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Domes

Domes are surfaces that curve in two directions. The most common domes spring from a circular base and for that we call them "circular domes" at Geometrica, even if their cross-section is not circular. So the term "circular dome" differentiates domes on a circular base from Freedomes® that spring from bases of other shapes.

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Geometrica Vaults

Vaults are structures that span in one direction only, such as arches or longitudinal cylinders, also known as barrel vaults. Vault spans begin at around 40m and can reach over 100m.

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Space Frame

Many applications require roofs or covers that are flat, or nearly flat. Space frames provide efficient solutions for these requirements.

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Free-form in Qatar: The New Domestic Solid Waste Management Centre

The first integrated solid waste facility in the Middle East began operation near Mesaieed, Qatar, in October 2011. It uses a Geometrica Freedome® for its roof.

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Free-form structures

 Free-form structures and domes can be used to cover large expanses of space in a variety of venues.

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A Jewel off Southampton Water

The great silver dome reflected in the nearby water looks surreal. For a long time, however, it seemed that it would never even become real, but remain only an imaginative architect's rendering for a waste-to-energy facility.

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The Largest Storage Dome in South America, Constructed Over an Operating Stockpile

Geometrica Inc. and Carlos Caballero SRL create a rugged solution high in the Bolivian Altiplano

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Museo Soumaya has a Secret

Free-style structure, invisible now, made its unique façade a reality.

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