KudoZ home » French to English » Other

ouvrage du patrimoine

English translation: heritage structures

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
12:11 May 25, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: ouvrage du patrimoine
Context: construction work

D'importants travaux ont eu lieu dans les équipements publics (surtout les écoles) et les ouvrages du patrimoine.

Are these government buildings?

Thank you.
Rgaspari
United States
Local time: 09:25
English translation:heritage structures
Explanation:
NOT, of course, a truly vaild English term -- but hopefully enough to give you the idea;

the 'ouvrages' cna be all sorts of structures, apart from just buildings --- dams, bridges, etc. etc.

Clearly 'patrimoine' in this context is referring to cultural heritage

Perhaps 'historical buildings' might fit in your context ?

Good luck!

Selected response from:

Tony M
France
Local time: 18:25
Grading comment
Thanks a lot. I liked that this was general enough while still conveying the idea.

Roseanne

4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
nabuilt heritage
Martine Gabriel
nalisted buildings, scheduled monument, historical buildings, built heritage
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nahistorical sites and monumentsCarole Reade-Kentros
naheritage assets
CLS Lexi-tech
naheritage structures
Tony M
nanot necessarilyAlbert Golub


  

Answers


10 mins
not necessarily


Explanation:
they may belong or be protected by the ministery of culture like castles, museums and so on
good luck

Albert Golub
Local time: 18:25
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 359
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

16 mins
heritage structures


Explanation:
NOT, of course, a truly vaild English term -- but hopefully enough to give you the idea;

the 'ouvrages' cna be all sorts of structures, apart from just buildings --- dams, bridges, etc. etc.

Clearly 'patrimoine' in this context is referring to cultural heritage

Perhaps 'historical buildings' might fit in your context ?

Good luck!



Tony M
France
Local time: 18:25
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 14157
Grading comment
Thanks a lot. I liked that this was general enough while still conveying the idea.

Roseanne
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

19 mins
heritage assets


Explanation:
just to indicate that there is not just building but other aspects to patrimoine/heritage

cheers

paola l m


CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 12:25
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 162
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

31 mins
historical sites and monuments


Explanation:
It doesn't mean they all belong to the government.
For instance, it can be a castle that has belonged to the same family for
centuries and still does today, but it has a certain historical value and is
classified into the category called in French "monuments et sites classés".

Such buildings belong to the "patrimoine", we say in French, but it's not
the same as to say "they belong to the government".




    native French speaker
Carole Reade-Kentros
Local time: 19:25
PRO pts in pair: 90

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Yolanda Broad

Nikki Scott-Despaigne: Simple and clear but the heritage element missing
2 hrs
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

32 mins
built heritage


Explanation:
not very felicitous but all the same it espresses the sense better than built environment. It is difficult to supply references as it is such an un-English concept.

Martine Gabriel
Local time: 18:25
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Nikki Scott-Despaigne: Built heritage' common in Aus & Can, but very English idea!
2 hrs
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

2 hrs
listed buildings, scheduled monument, historical buildings, built heritage


Explanation:
Of the four terms given above, the official UK terms to cover protected buildings monuments are respectively:

- listed building
- scheduled monument

Just a quick note for PETAL who says that such this is such an un-English concept. I beg to differ.

1 - http://www.number-10.gov.uk/news.asp?NewsId=1962&SectionId=2...

Yes, the official site for N° 10 !

Opening up access to England's built heritage
[03 April 2001]
Images of England - Opening up access to England's built heritage
Did you know over 370,000 historic buildings in England are 'listed' to protect them for future generations? Now a ground-breaking new project run by English Heritage, called 'Images of England', is photographing each building and placing the resulting digital library on the internet for all to see.

…/…

'Images of England' is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, through the Millennium Festival Fund, and has been running since 1999. The project was conceived by the National Monuments Record, the public archive of English Heritage, with the aim of creating a 'point in time' record of England's built heritage as it appears at the turn of the millennium.

…/…

the first ever definitive visual record of England's historic buildings

…/…

No.10 Downing Street is itself a Grade I listed building and will be included on the website

…/…

The final website will make information about listed buildings accessible to schoolchildren and heritage professionals alike - indeed to anyone with an interest in historic buildings.

2 - http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about-us/index.asp

English Heritage is the Government's lead body for the historic environment in England. We are responsible for protecting the best of this country's unique legacy of historic buildings, landscapes and archaeological sites for the benefit of this and future generations.
It is also our job to make sure that the country's heritage contributes directly to the social and economic health of the communities of today. The past belongs to everybody - English Heritage exists to ensure that people, wherever they live and whatever their background, enjoy, understand and appreciate England's rich and diverse history.
In 1999 we merged with the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England - the national body of architectural and archaeological survey and record.

3 - http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/atoz/ddes/built_heritage.htm

Built Heritage
For information on the historic environment, including listed buildings, conservation areas, archaeology, industrial archaeology, historic parks and gardens, historic landscapes and ancient settlements contact Built Heritage on 01225 477652 or email built_heritage@bathnes.gov.uk

4 - http://www.buildingconservation.com/articles/legal/legislati...

Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas
A Brief Guide to their Protection and the Alterations which Require Consent
Buildings which are listed or which lie within a conservation area are protected by law. This does not mean that you can never alter or demolish one, but carrying out relevant work without the appropriate consent is a criminal offence. Unfortunately many building contractors and even some architects who do not specialise in historic building work are unaware of the alterations which require consent, leaving them and their clients liable to criminal prosecution.
…/…

Listed Building Consent
No person shall execute or cause to be executed any works for the demolition of a listed building or for its alteration or extension in any manner which would affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest, unless the works are authorised.
Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, Section 7
Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997, Section 6
Listed building consent is required for all alterations to listed buildings and their interiors irrespective of their grade or category of listing. It is also required for alterations to any object or structure which lies within the grounds or 'curtilage' of a listed building and which was constructed before 1 July 1948



6 - www.nationaltrust.org.uk

The National Trust was founded in 1895 by three Victorian philanthropists - Miss Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley. Concerned about the impact of uncontrolled development and industrialisation, they set up the Trust to act as a guardian for the nation in the acquisition and protection of threatened coastline, countryside and buildings.

More than a century later, we now care for over 248,000 hectares (612,000 acres) of beautiful countryside in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, plus almost 600 miles of coastline and more than 200 buildings and gardens of outstanding interest and importance. Most of these properties are held in perpetuity and so their future protection is secure. The vast majority are open to visitors and we are constantly looking at ways in which we can improve public access and on-site facilities.

We are a registered charity and completely independent of Government, therefore relying heavily on the generosity of our subscribing members (now numbering over 2.7 million) and other supporters. Find out more facts and figures about the National Trust.




    webrefs in body of answer
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 18:25
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search