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English translation: waste incinerator

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09:33 Jan 6, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Müllverbeengungsanlage
"Spötter meinen, Wien hätte eine „vorbildlich verhübschte“ Müllverbeennungsanlage..."
A sentence describing the architectural works of Hundertwasser.
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 17:13
English translation:waste incinerator
Explanation:
Hi, Cecilia,

This is the waste incinerator, the facade of which was redesigned by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. It is used to supply district heating.
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Roy Fox
Austria
Local time: 17:13
Grading comment
Thanks again! I had a doubt about the irony implied by the typo, but you've confirmed it.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na(waste) incineration facilityLeslie Nelman
nawaste incinerator
Roy Fox
naGarbage incineration plantChris Koenig
nagarbage compressor, garbage compression plantNancy Schmeing
naincineratorUlrike Lieder
naMuellverbrennungsanlageSabine Cane


  

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13 mins
Muellverbrennungsanlage


Explanation:
It looks to me there is a spelling mistake in your text.

If it is indeed 'Muellverbrennungsanlage', it would be - incinerator; incinerating plant

hope it helps

Sabine Cane
Local time: 16:13
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45 mins
incinerator


Explanation:
That looks like a typographical error - should be Müllverbrennungsanlage - garbage incinerator.
Several years ago, I worked on a translation project in which Vienna's garbage incinerator figured rather prominently.
HTH

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 08:13
Native speaker of: German
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2 hrs
garbage compressor, garbage compression plant


Explanation:
If this is not a typo, then it must mean garbage compressor or the corresponding plant. These things do exist, as seen on Star Wars and our local truck, and they had over 8000 hits on a search engine.
This would be a perfect play on the well-known incinerator, and imply that to get the buildings you compress garbage into the walls, wings, etc. of the buildings.
I cannot see why an incinerator would have anything to do with the building, but the compressed idiom flies - if somewhat harshly.
Nancy


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Nancy Schmeing
Canada
Local time: 11:13
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3 hrs
Garbage incineration plant


Explanation:
Muellverbrennungsanlage = Garbage incineration plant
(Ernst Woerterbuch der Industriellen Technik)

And Friedrich Hundertwasser indeed supplied the design for this plant. For pictures of what is probably the nicest looking plant of this kind see:
http://www.art2u.com/news/hundertwasser.html

HTH
Chris

Chris Koenig
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4 hrs
(waste) incineration facility


Explanation:
This is obviously merely a typographical error - the German should read "Müllverbrennungsanlage."

Leslie Nelman
Local time: 08:13
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17 hrs
waste incinerator


Explanation:
Hi, Cecilia,

This is the waste incinerator, the facade of which was redesigned by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. It is used to supply district heating.

Roy Fox
Austria
Local time: 17:13
PRO pts in pair: 74
Grading comment
Thanks again! I had a doubt about the irony implied by the typo, but you've confirmed it.
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