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ADA Acoustics & Media Consultants GmbH

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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 ...

Berlin Central Railway Station, Germany

Berlin, Germany 1996 - 2006

New Construction
Room acoustics, audio systems


Client:
Deutsche Bahn AG

Architect:
gmp Architects, Berlin

ADA scope of services:
Consulting services, simulation calculations

Project data:

For the first time in Berlin's history, the main railway station, the largest and most modern hub railway station in Europe, combines the former West-East route on the viaduct arches of the Berlin city railway with a north-south connection through a 3.4 kilometers long and 25 meters deep tunnel under the Tiergarten in the direction of government district to Potsdamer Platz.

At various stages of this major construction project, ADA was appointed to use simulation calculations to investigate sound system concepts for the various areas of the station building and to evaluate the voice transmission quality according to the rules of DB AG.

While in the underground station a decentralized system with ceiling loudspeakers integrated into the light strips was conventionally adopted, special loudspeakers adjustable through their signal processing was employed in the aboveground station part in the east-west direction, which is featuring a dominating steel and glass impressive architecture, to cover the traffic areas and the platforms.

 

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