ADA Acoustics & Media Consultants GmbH


Room and Building Acoustics, Noise Control,
Sound System, Audio and Video design, Sound reinforcement
Measurement, Consulting and Reports

ADA Acoustics & Media Consultants GmbH

After the defeat of the German division, and upon meeting the objective requirements, the engineering firm ADA Acoustic Design Ahnert was initially founded with two colleagues. From day one, the software program EASE, which was at that time still DOS-based, was available. As a result, the feasibility of room- and electro-acoustic designs could be efficiently verified. Large projects during the early 90s, such as the planning of a new sound reinforcement system for the German Opera (Deutsche Oper) in Berlin, supported the start-up phase.

A similar experience was gathered during the reconstruction of the Plenary Assembly of the Parliament in Ankara, where in 1996, for the first time, a fingerprint system for the identification of the Members of Parliament was introduced, which is still in operation in its original form till today. The number of awarded contracts in the country and abroad was then increasing as well as the number of employees. In 2010, the activities profile of the sole-property company ADA Acoustic Design Ahnert was transferred to ADA Acoustics & Media Consultants GmbH. Major tasks are still ahead of our team, such as the extensive Al Maktoum International Airport, which is currently under construction and is intended in its first construction phase to serve around 120 million passengers per year.

ADA - a subsidiary of WSDG

Walters-Storyk Design Group | WSDG

Walters-Storyk Design Group | WSDG, a globally active engineering company, is your contact for all aspects of acoustics and system integration in construction projects, especially consulting, planning and engineering for architectural integration, room, building and electroacoustics, communication, audio-video systems, Information systems, music production and entertainment venues. Our clients' projects include cultural, conference and congressional venues, multimedia rooms, music and media production and broadcasting facilities, transportation hubs, sports venues, gastronomy, educational institutions, churches and many other types of projects. In addition to pure technical planning, WSDG also takes part in strategic processes, compiles submission documents, supervise installations, carries out acoustic measurements, evaluations and programming, and supports projects from the planning, construction and acceptance phases to the training of end-users. more ...

Schiller Library Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany 2012 - 2015

Room acoustic planning of a public newly built city library
Building acoustics consultation  

Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt, Abteilung Hochbau, 10707 Berlin

AV1-Architekten, 67655 Kaiserslautern

ADA scope of services:
Room acoustics: planning from project phase to construction supervision, building acoustics consultations

Project data:

  • Start of planning: 2012
  • Completion: 2015

The new building of the Schiller-Bibliothek in Berlin-Mitte comprises 3 floors for the public library operation on approx. 1800 m² floor space.

The essential areas are

  • central information desk,
  • Children's library with free-hand area, workstations as well as a quiet and reading area,
  • 'Reading lounge' and adult free-standing area with workstations
  • 'Youth Bistro' and 'Youth Library' with hands-free area and workplaces and 'Chill-Area'.
  • 2 function rooms and a non-public administration floor.

The building is architecturally characterized by open floor plans, concrete core activated ceilings and a high proportion of exposed concrete and glass. The aim was to create room acoustics suitable for the usage and the regulations in public areas such as borrowing, work and free-time areas, in 2 function rooms as well as in the administration premises. For the sake of acoustic comfort due to low reverberation times and thus low background noise levels, a sufficiently high damping and reduction of the sound propagation was to be ensured. For the soundproofing, building acoustics additional work for the installation of an air conditioner on the roof of the building was carried out.


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Schillerbibliothek Berlin

Schiller Library Berlin, Germany


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