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endbestimmt

English translation: defined in their function

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German term or phrase:endbestimmt
English translation:defined in their function
Entered by: Victor Dewsbery
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11:12 Feb 24, 2006
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Architecture
German term or phrase: endbestimmt
Die Adresse des Gebäudes und der Zugang für alle Mitarbeiter liegen in der Symmetrieachse des kubischen Baukörpers. Die Treppenhalle verbindet über einläufige Treppen und Aufzüge alle Nutzungsbereiche. Die Büro, Labor und Werkstattflächen sind auf vier zweigeschossige Gebäudemodule verteilt. Die stützenfreien Bereiche sind in ihrer Funktion nicht endbestimmt. Sie sind in ihrer Nutzung flexibel, variabel und reversibel.
njbeckett
Germany
Local time: 19:34
defined in their function
Explanation:
i.e. these areas are not for a fixed purpose. Basically it's a tautology with the following sentence (flexible/variable/reversible). German architects (or their ghostwriters) seem to love these flowery tautological descriptions.
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Victor Dewsbery
Germany
Local time: 19:34
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4 +1defined in their function
Victor Dewsbery


  

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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
defined in their function


Explanation:
i.e. these areas are not for a fixed purpose. Basically it's a tautology with the following sentence (flexible/variable/reversible). German architects (or their ghostwriters) seem to love these flowery tautological descriptions.

Victor Dewsbery
Germany
Local time: 19:34
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PRO pts in category: 104

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agree  xxxFrancis Lee: on both points; perhaps "are not limited to a specific function"
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