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B) THE ELEVATOR
The structure has been installed on the right of the Cestio Bridge, some tens of meters from the stone stair. The elevator has been realized using an industrial site freight elevator Alimak series C-20, with a capacity of one ton. The system has been completed by two sloping access ramps: one at the higher level of the square, which taking advantage of the shape of the ground overtakes the parapet to access to the elevator, and a lower one at the docks level.
The simple system, however effective and decisive, comes from an idea of the architect Fabrizio Vescovo (Director of the Postgraduate Course "Progettare per tutti senza barriere" [Design accessible for all] of the Faculty of Architecture "Valle Giulia" - University of Rome - La Sapienza), which, enforcing the national regulatory requirements for accessibility and overcoming architectural barriers, proposed the installation and the use of a so-called "provisional structure" in addition to the temporary facilities foreseen and necessary to accomplish of the event: a rack "construction site elevator", temporary, that can be used also by elderly or disabled person with the support of service staff.
In that regard it has been prepared, together with ISPESL, a specific and comprehensive directive of the Lazio Region on the possibility to use "construction site elevators" also to solve and overcoming architectural barriers. This directive has been published in BUR (Ordinary Supplement No 3 to the "Official Gazette of the Lazio Region" No 7 of March 10th 2003 pages 58-62 "Events in temporary open locations. Requirements and guidelines" and pages 63-70 "Accessibility of urban space. Provisional lifting devices".
The following images by courtesy of Ing Maria Agostiniano ©.