集装箱公寓有望年内亮相申城,“集装箱公寓”英语怎么说?

集装箱本是用来装运货物的,但是近年来,集装箱的用途越来越多了,改装成公寓住人,当SOHO办公室,开创意小店,等等。在上海,一个提倡节能环保、鼓励年轻人创业的“创业者集装箱”项目正在悄悄酝酿。据悉,集装箱公寓及办公室的租金,基本将是同地段普通公寓和办公楼的平均租金的一半。在众多创业者的推动下,这一设想有望在今年年内在上海建成试点项目。

我们来看一段相关的英文报道

Apartments converted from cargo containers are expected to appear in Shanghai this year, aimed at providing low-cost homes for young people who are trying to establish their own business.

The rent for the 20-square-meter container apartment will be half the average cost of leasing an apartment in the same area, which will help relieve the economic pressure on young entrepreneurs.

A pilot project will be carried out in Baoshan district of Shanghai, which will cover an area of 50 mu (3.3 hectares) and involve an investment of about 10 million yuan ($1.61 million).

由集装箱改装成的公寓有望年内亮相上海,旨在为创业青年提供低成本的住处。
20平米的集装箱公寓的租金将是同地段普通公寓的平均租金的一半,这将有助于缓解年轻企业家的经济压力。
试点项目将在宝山区实施,预计占地50亩(3.3公顷),投资约1000万元人民币(161万美元)。

【讲解】

文中的container apartment即“集装箱公寓”。container的基本意思是“容器”,在外贸货运领域指“集装箱”,集装箱是具有一定强度、刚度和规格专供周转使用的大型装货容器。与container apartment(集装箱公寓)相关的词汇有:capsule apartment(胶囊公寓)蜗居(dwelling in a narrow space)蚁族(ant tribe)