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By reflecting the hues of the passing seasons, the mirror-like stainless steel will express, according to ENIA, "the precision of the research work being performed inside of the buildings."

Mirror, mirror on the platform

How much latitude does an architect have when considering how best to integrate the ITER buildings into the surrounding landscape? Not a lot, says architect Simon Pallubicki—a partner at ENIA, the firm chosen in 2009 to work on the exterio...
Six storyes high, made of 800 tons of steel, the Sector Sub-Assembly tools will work in concert to equip the nine sectors of the vacuum vessel before their transfer to the Tokamak Pit.

Twin giants to pre-assemble the vacuum vessel

As the doors of the Assembly Building open to admit the first vacuum vessel sectors shipped from manufacturing sites in Europe or Korea, two imposing custom-built tools will stand ready to receive them. Six storyes high, with wings spreadi...
14,000 m³ of concrete, 3,600 tons of rebar, 8 months of work—the "floor" of the Tokamak Complex was finalized on 27 August 2014.

Last pour, first delivery

Two milestones in ITER construction were achieved as summer 2014 drew to a close—the last pour of the Tokamak Complex basemat on 27 August and the delivery of the first completed components on 4 September. It was the last of fifteen 'segmen...
Whatever their age or their knowledge of science and technology, the 1,300 visitors to ITER during the Open Doors Day 4 October were able to measure the scale of the project, its challenges and its potential.

1,300 visitors "at home" at ITER

When preparation work began on the platform in Saint-Paul-lez-Durance more than seven years ago, ITER was a mystery for many people in neighbouring towns and villages Since that date, some 70,000 people, most of them local residents, have...