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Ascenseur funiculaire de Strépy-Thieu

a mise en réseau des voies navigables belges au gabarit de 1350 tonnes a nécessité la construction d'un nouveau tronçon pour le Canal du Centre avec la création d'un ascenseur pour bateaux ; le plus grand jamais construit dans le monde ; rachetant une dénivellation de 73,15 mètres ! Cet ouvrage au caractère exceptionnel est désormais accessible au public.

 

Spirou, Cédric, Papyrus mais également Emile Verhaeren, Roger de la Pasture, Roland de Lassus, Adolphe Sax, Jacques Brel, le baron Empain, Llya Prigogine (prix Nobel de Chimie), Eddy Merckx deviendront vos compagnons d'un jour !
 

A l'extérieur de l'ascenseur (côté amont), un belvédère muni d'une table d'orientation offre une vue imprenable sur l'ascenseur et la région qui l'entoure.

 

Strong points

Safety
  • The signage makes it possible to find the way and orient oneself easily.
Parking
  • It is possible to drop a person off near the entrance.
Identification
  • The building is easy to find.

Points of attention

Staff
  • There is no staff available to direct and guide.

Strong points

Access road from the car park
  • The floor is regular and free of obstacles.
  • The floor is regular.
  • The floor is hard.
  • The signage makes it possible to find the way and orient oneself easily.
Entrance
  • The main entrance is not accessible, but there is a clearly indicated alternative entrance.
  • The entrance device is easy to use.
Horizontal circulation
  • There is no step to negotiate.
Vertical circulation
  • There is a lift.
Exposition
  • All the content of the exhibition is accessible and visible.
  • Equipment such as tablets or interactive terminals can be used.

Points of attention

Entrance
  • There is a step in the entrance.
  • The passage width of the door measures between 80 and 85 cm.
Home
  • The payment device is difficult to use.
Adapted sanitary
  • There is an adapted toilet, but it is difficult to use.

Strong points

Access road from the car park
  • The floor is regular.
  • The floor is hard.
Horizontal circulation
  • There is no step to negotiate.
  • Circulation is easy everywhere.
  • The passage width of the doors measures at least 85 cm.
Vertical circulation
  • There is a lift.
Exposition
  • Wheelchairs are available.

Points of attention

Access road from the car park
  • There are no seats along the pathway.
Horizontal circulation
  • There are no seats along the pathway.

Strong points

Home
  • The reception is in a quiet environment.
  • The reception has no glass partition.
  • The staff sees the persons coming into the building and can assist them.
Horizontal circulation
  • Circulation is free from obstacles.

Points of attention

Access road from the car park
  • There are no guide-lines in the large pathways.
Access road from the street
  • There are no guide-lines.
Entrance
  • There is no device allowing the identification of the entrance.
Exposition
  • No adapted tours are planned.

Strong points

Home
  • The staff sees the persons coming into the building and can assist them.
  • The reception is in a quiet environment.
Horizontal circulation
  • Circulation is free from obstacles.
  • Circulation is free from obstacles.

Strong points

Entrance
  • The entrance is easy to find.
Home
  • The premises are easy to understand.
  • The lighting is sufficient.
Exposition
  • There are interactive terminals with a translation into the Belgian French sign language.

Points of attention

Home
  • The rates are not displayed in the reception.
Wireless
  • There is no Wi-Fi.
Exposition
  • The exhibition is not adapted to deaf persons, as the content is mainly acoustic.
  • There are no organised guided tours in sign language.

Strong points

Home
  • The reception is located in a quiet environment.
  • The reception is open, well lit and allows lip reading.
  • The lighting is sufficient.

Strong points

Entrance
  • The building is easy to find.
  • The lighting is sufficient.
Adapted sanitary
  • The toilets are easy to find.
Exposition
  • A significant part of the exhibition is varied (touch, smell, sight, hearing).
  • The exhibition is varied (touch, smell, sight, hearing).