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 ...

Scharoun Theater Wolfsburg, Germany

Wolfsburg in Lower Saxony 2012 - 2016

General renovation
Sound and media systems and stage management, room acoustics

Owner: City of Wolfsburg
Client: Theater Engineering GmbH Berlin
Construction costs: (KGR 200-600) € 33 million
Gross floor area: approx. 14,657 m²
Honorary Zone n. HOAI: III
Invoice value d. AN performance: € 1.1 million

ADA Scope of services: Media systems HOAI 1-9, building, room and electroacoustics

Project description:
The acoustically praised house of Hans Scharoun, who also built the Philharmonie in Berlin, was opened in 1973 and  because of its uniqueness is under monument protection. This theater was refurbished strictly in accordance with the requirements of monument protection to preserve or restore the original condition of the house.

The task was to rebuild the original technology of 1973 and to set up modern sound reinforcement, video and stage management technology that meets the current needs of a full-pitch theater.
Furthermore, a voice alarm system, an assistive listening system and a broadband antenna system were realized.
In this context, the "invisibility" of modern technology, which was required by the monument protection, had a very high priority.

The theater has several venues to accommodate different events. The main stage with the big hall, the backstage (the audience is seated on a grandstand on the main stage) and 7 different performance possibilities in the foyer. All these venues were integrated into the overall system.

Furthermore, the room acoustics of the house was to be preserved, but with the reduction ov the resulting noise level in the hall by building services. 

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Scharoun Theater Wolfsburg

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