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 ...

Kharkov Philharmonic

Kharkov - Ukraine 2009 - 2016

New construction of an organ hall
Room acoustic design for the new organ hall and acoustic support for the possible reconstruction of the historic concert hall

Philharmonie Charkow

Michael S. Rabinovitch

ADA Scope of Services:
Planning design of the necessary secondary structure of the organ hall

Project description:

  • Start of planning: before 2009, completion of bodywork in 2008
  • 2009 Beginning of the design work of ADA with design support by gmp Architekten Berlin
  • 2010 Submission of a planning draft 
  • Sporadic contacts with architect Michael Rabinovitch over the telephone from 2011 to 2015,
    execution planning without ADA
  • Installation of the organ 2016, measurements in the hall by ADA
  • Completion: November 2016

The building with the organ hall and including administration and rehearsal rooms has been rebuilt. An organ with 70 stops, 4 manuals and 1 pedal was planned and installed by Alexander Schuke Orgelbau GmbH from Werder near Potsdam.
Necessary stage lighting and media systems and new stalls were also installed.
Room acoustics planning and computer simulations were carried out for the reconstructed historical concert hall.

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