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English translation: building with two dwelling units or office units per floor

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German term or phrase:Zweispänner
English translation:building with two dwelling units or office units per floor
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10:25 Sep 5, 2006
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
German term or phrase: Zweispänner
In the description of the refurbishment of a building and its tower

In der Mitte des Gebäudekomplexes, der sich über drei Straßen erstreckt, befindet sich ein Turmbau, der funktional und technisch das Zentrum der Umgestaltung darstellt. Es handelt sich hier um einen **Zweispänner** in Stahlskelettbauweise mit einer zentrierten, stark strukturierten Fassade. Die geschlossenen Fassadenbereiche rechts und links der Fensterbereiche sind kunstvoll im Fugenschnitt verklinkert (horizontal laufende Verfliesung) – eine handwerkliche Ausführungsform, die ebenso erhalten bleiben sollte wie die vertikal arrangierten Lisenen.

I have seen the entries in the glossary but I do not think they cover this case.

Many thanks for your help,
transatgees
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:58
building with two dwelling units per floor
Explanation:
building with two staircase-access dwellings
http://ec.europa.eu/eurodicautom/Controller

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http://www.lumsden.ca/reginabeach/pdfs/Zoning_Bylaw_11_2005....

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Note added at 24 mins (2006-09-05 10:49:07 GMT)
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http://www.spolia.de/sonstiges/lexikon/z/details/zweispaenne...

I would think that it doesn´t make a difference whether it´s an office or any other complex
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Manuela Junghans
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:58
Grading comment
Thank you. I will tweak the translation to make it clear that there are two office units per floor (in this case) and not two apartments per floor.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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2 +4building with two dwelling units per floor
Manuela Junghans


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Zweispänner ) here
building with two dwelling units per floor


Explanation:
building with two staircase-access dwellings
http://ec.europa.eu/eurodicautom/Controller

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Note added at 13 mins (2006-09-05 10:38:31 GMT)
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http://www.lumsden.ca/reginabeach/pdfs/Zoning_Bylaw_11_2005....

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Note added at 24 mins (2006-09-05 10:49:07 GMT)
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http://www.spolia.de/sonstiges/lexikon/z/details/zweispaenne...

I would think that it doesn´t make a difference whether it´s an office or any other complex

Manuela Junghans
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:58
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Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 67
Grading comment
Thank you. I will tweak the translation to make it clear that there are two office units per floor (in this case) and not two apartments per floor.
Notes to answerer
Asker: I should haver made it plain in my explanation that this is an office complex. Sorry.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  rext: see spolia link. remove 'dwelling' and you have a generalized term
39 mins
  -> thanks rext

agree  Victor Dewsbery: Yes, two office units per floor/storey. Could mean two single offices or two suites of offices.
54 mins
  -> thanks Victor

agree  Steffen Walter: w/ Victor
3 hrs
  -> Danke Steffen

agree  Armorel Young: yes, two units per floor
5 hrs
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Sep 5, 2006 - Changes made by Marcus Malabad:
Term askedZweispänner ) here » Zweispänner


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