Zrich zum Beispiel ist 2000 Jahre
alt. Die Berner Altstadt ist im UNESCO-Verzeichnis der Weltkulturgter.
Es gibt noch viele Jahrhunderte alte, relativ intakte, kompakte
Kleinstdte. Die dominanten Bauten in den Stdten (vorwiegend
Regierungsgebude, Banken oder groe Hotels) errichtete man zum grten
Teil im 19. Jahrhundert.
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correct answer to each question or statement.
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/2 1. Why do most of the Swiss people rent apartments or houses List two
reasons. (2 pts.)
a: There is little land for building, which makes houses and flats expensive. Many people can not afford purchasing ones.
b: The rules for building are very strict.
/1 2. If you made 3,000 CHF (Swiss Francs) per month, how much rent would
you most likely pay per
month (1 pt.)
a. 650 CHF.
b. 550 CHF.
c. 500 CHF.
/1 3. Most Swiss households consisted of how many people in 1990 (1 pt.)
1 or 2.
/1 4. Why can't you easily change a building to have it look the way you
want it (Explain the reason for the strict rules.) (1 pt.)
The Swiss try to preserve their initial architecture style as many of their buildings are centuries old and considered significant part of the world culture.
/3 5. Which three areas in villages are affected by building bylaws (3
a. The area for houses
b. The area for industry
c. The area for agriculture
/1 6. Why is stability important for construction (1 pt.)
It makes the constructions durable.
/1 7. Where do most people live-in cities or in the countryside (1 pt.)
About 1/3 of the population lives in the five biggest cities of Switzerland, however there...
Das bedaeutet, dass man selbst ohne Erlaubniss nichts veraendern kann.
Building in Switzerland is restricted by law, and there are several reasons for it. First of all, there is little land, so before building one has to make an accurate plan taking to account all the little details. Another important thing is to protect beautiful old architecture of Switzerland. This means that nobody can change anything without permission.
So, there are very strict rules for building in Switzerland, which, on the one hand, makes houses and flats expensive, on the other hand, it guarantees the high quality of building works and the protection of the old architecture style.