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Raumnummer

English translation: room number

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German term or phrase:Raumnummer
English translation:room number
Entered by: Johannes Gleim
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11:01 Dec 5, 2016
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German term or phrase: Raumnummer
This term is commonly used in building construction projects. It refers not necessarily to a specific room (with four walls & a door) but to an area of a building. The English term 'room number' is often used as a translation but is confusing, because the expectation of an English reader is that the term refers to a single room, not an area.

Anyone have experience with a specific term in English that conveys this meaning and would be immediately understood by people in this field?
Darin Fitzpatrick
United States
room number
Explanation:
Main Building (Building Number 100)

The complexity of the main building made it necessary to use room numbers with a different structural mode than in other University buildings. This is owing to the so-called building elements, in German "Bauteil", (see outline below).
http://www.uni-koeln.de/uni/gebaeude/raumnummern.e.html
In this case the building number is added to the room number

To find your way inside the building, the room numbers give you direction. The first digit of the number denotes the floor, and the letter refers to North, South, East (Ost) and West. E.g., for O-3160 take the elevator to the third floor and look out for the sign showing your way to the eastern part of the building.
https://www.fb1.uni-bremen.de/service/anreise/

We are located in building 36, 3rd floor (room numbers 3xx).
Unsere Räume befinden sich in Gebäude 36 in der dritten Etage (Raumnummern 3xx).
http://wwwlgis.informatik.uni-kl.de/archiv/wwwdvs.informatik...

• Die Räume mit der Bezeichnung 58-xxx befinden sich an der Tellstrasse 2. Von der Universität sind es ca. 10-15 Minuten Fussweg.
• The rooms with the designations 58-xxx are in Tellstrasse 2, about 10-15 minutes’ walk from the University.
https://www.google.de/search?safe=active&noj=1&biw=998&bih=6...

Room numbers may consist of three digits, but can be any number of digits. The room number is generally assigned with the first digit indicating the floor on which the room is located. For example, room 412 would be on the fourth floor of the building; room 540 would be on the fifth floor. Buildings that have more than nine floors will have four digits assigned to rooms beyond the ninth floor. For example, room 1412 would be on the 14th floor
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A letter may appear before the numbers to indicate a particular building or wing. For example, Room D149 is a room in D building.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Room_number

Building Numbering
The Office of Capital Planning and Space Management is responsible for assigning all building numbers. These numbers are always three digits (leading zeroes included) followed by an optional alphabetic suffix. Generally, the following numbering ranges are used:
000 – 200: Institute-owned or controlled buildings
300 – 399: Non-Institute controlled buildings; also areas or structures which are not buildings but which appear on the campus map
800 – 899: Leased buildings
Building numbers with an alpha suffix are usually associated with the non-suffixed building number. These are frequently additions to the original building, or other smaller buildings that service the main building. In the case of leased facilities, these may also simply indicate buildings near each other or in the same general location.
https://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd...
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room number


Explanation:
Main Building (Building Number 100)

The complexity of the main building made it necessary to use room numbers with a different structural mode than in other University buildings. This is owing to the so-called building elements, in German "Bauteil", (see outline below).
http://www.uni-koeln.de/uni/gebaeude/raumnummern.e.html
In this case the building number is added to the room number

To find your way inside the building, the room numbers give you direction. The first digit of the number denotes the floor, and the letter refers to North, South, East (Ost) and West. E.g., for O-3160 take the elevator to the third floor and look out for the sign showing your way to the eastern part of the building.
https://www.fb1.uni-bremen.de/service/anreise/

We are located in building 36, 3rd floor (room numbers 3xx).
Unsere Räume befinden sich in Gebäude 36 in der dritten Etage (Raumnummern 3xx).
http://wwwlgis.informatik.uni-kl.de/archiv/wwwdvs.informatik...

• Die Räume mit der Bezeichnung 58-xxx befinden sich an der Tellstrasse 2. Von der Universität sind es ca. 10-15 Minuten Fussweg.
• The rooms with the designations 58-xxx are in Tellstrasse 2, about 10-15 minutes’ walk from the University.
https://www.google.de/search?safe=active&noj=1&biw=998&bih=6...

Room numbers may consist of three digits, but can be any number of digits. The room number is generally assigned with the first digit indicating the floor on which the room is located. For example, room 412 would be on the fourth floor of the building; room 540 would be on the fifth floor. Buildings that have more than nine floors will have four digits assigned to rooms beyond the ninth floor. For example, room 1412 would be on the 14th floor
:
A letter may appear before the numbers to indicate a particular building or wing. For example, Room D149 is a room in D building.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Room_number

Building Numbering
The Office of Capital Planning and Space Management is responsible for assigning all building numbers. These numbers are always three digits (leading zeroes included) followed by an optional alphabetic suffix. Generally, the following numbering ranges are used:
000 – 200: Institute-owned or controlled buildings
300 – 399: Non-Institute controlled buildings; also areas or structures which are not buildings but which appear on the campus map
800 – 899: Leased buildings
Building numbers with an alpha suffix are usually associated with the non-suffixed building number. These are frequently additions to the original building, or other smaller buildings that service the main building. In the case of leased facilities, these may also simply indicate buildings near each other or in the same general location.
https://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd...


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