Building 774: foundation stone in place

On Thursday 28 February, a ceremony was held to lay the foundation stone of Building 774; in attendance were Stéphane Donnot, Sub-Prefect of Gex, Octavio Mestre and Francesco Soppelsa, the building's architects, and Sigurd Lettow, Director of Administration and Infrastructure.


The time capsule placed in the cornerstone contained documents on the building itself, as well as a daily newspaper and two silver coins from France and Switzerland. The building will be located just opposite the CERN Control Centre (CCC); its construction is to be completed by early 2014. It will accommodate 130 personnel from the Beams Department. For more information, check out the Bulletin article, “The elegant lines of the new Building 774”.

by Corinne Pralavorio