Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
Major Mining Sites of Wallonia
Blegny-Mine
Le Bois du Cazier
Bois-du-Luc mining site
Grand-Hornu

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2012
Size of heritage: 118 ha
- Buffer zone: 345 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 3,838°
Latitude: 50,435°

About

The four sites of the property form a strip 170 km long by 3–15 km wide, crossing Belgium from east to west, consisting of the best-preserved 19th- and 20th-century coal-mining sites of the country. It features examples of the utopian architecture from the early periods of the industrial era in Europe within a highly integrated, industrial and urban ensemble, notably the Grand-Hornu colliery and workers’ city designed by Bruno Renard in the first half of the 19th century. Bois-du-Luc includes numerous buildings erected from 1838 to 1909 and one of Europe’s oldest collieries dating back to the late 17th century. While Wallonia had hundreds of collieries, most have lost their infrastructure, while the four components of the listed site retain a high measure of integrity.


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DFC au BCP Belgium Cable Park

Published: August 12, 2012
Length: 56:25 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Quentin Debergh

Petite sortie a Tertre en Belgique , avec quelques membres du DFC , : Dunkerque Flysurfing Club : http://dfc-kiteboarding.fr , au BCP pour une après midi wake le 10/08/12 .

09/12/2014 - reportage TéléMB - Atout Mag - Wado-Ryu Karaté Club Hornu

Published: December 11, 2014
Length: 07:12 min
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Author: Wado-Ryu Karaté Club Hornu (Belgique)

Reportage de TéléMB ( télévision locale de la région de Mons, Belgique) Atout Mag - 09/12/2012.

05/11/2012 - reportage TéléMB - Atout Mag - Wado-Ryu Karaté Club Hornu

Published: November 06, 2012
Length: 24:32 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Wado-Ryu Karaté Club Hornu (Belgique)

Reportage de TéléMB ( télévision locale de la région de Mons, Belgique) Atout Mag - 05/11/2012 présentation du Wado-Ryu Karaté Club Hornu, résultats Championnat d'Europe 2012 WIKF ...

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Published: December 05, 2014
Length: 11:27 min
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Author: Centre d'Innovation et de Design au Grand-Hor

Le labo des héritiers du 21.09.2014 au 01.01.2015

Published: November 25, 2014
Length: 19:54 min
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Author: Centre d'Innovation et de Design au Grand-Hor

Reportage de Dialogue Hainaut sur l'exposition "Le Labo des Héritiers". Familles Bakker, Scarpa, Van Severen et Vermeersch.

14.12.2012 - début des entraînements Kata en équipe - Jion - Wado-Ryu

Published: December 15, 2012
Length: 44:34 min
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Author: Wado-Ryu Karaté Club Hornu (Belgique)

"100 fois sur le métier, remettez votre ouvrage" Courage les gars !

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