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|French to English translations [PRO]|
Tech/Engineering / urban planning, landscape
|French term or phrase: traitement au sol|
|"Cet espace a été récupéré pour aménager une place publique de style très sobre tant par le traitement au sol que par la récupération d'anciens bancs qui s'intègrent parfaitement à l'architecture des bâtiments existants." |
"Ce quartier avait également un problème de dénivellation qui a été réglé par un traitement au sol.
(Text is about Barcelona; speech given at an urban planning colloquium.)
appears to be OK
Ground Treatment and Furnishings: the ground treatment and choice of furnishing is critical to the use of public spaces. Ground treatment is the allocation of access areas, materials, colors, patterns, and level changes. Furnishings are focal elements (freestanding elements like a sculpture, monument, or fountain are recognized as powerful organizing devices because of their high visibility), space-dividing elements (to help subdivide spaces into subspaces, including structures of various sizes, columns, lampposts, trees), and seating elements.
Alta Sita needs hierarchy in linear spaces and defined cluster spaces. Analysis of the walls and facades is needed to ensure proper linkage between interior and exterior domains.
The height difference of the soil on either side of the former white wall can be addressed by a mortared brick ground treatment, probably a single high step, lit at night to avoid accidents.
Until now, for me "ground treatment" has been consolidation, grouting, replacement of soils in preparation for building on it, etc. I've learnt something.
Still, I'd be tempted to circumvent the expression with something like "both by the way the ground was handled and ..."
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|Thanks to everyone, and especially to Bourth for the very detailed explanation and references.|
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