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 ...

Theater Schaubühne at the Lehniner Platz, Germany

Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany 2013 - 2014

Room acoustic reconstruction of the halls A and B

Schaubühne at the Lehniner Platz, Kurfürstendamm 153, 10709 Berlin

ADA Scope of services:
Raumakustik: HOAI Phasen 1 - 5

Project data:

  • Start of planning: 2013
  • Completion: 2014

The Schaubühne at the Lehniner Platz, which houses 3 halls, is located in a building built by Erich Mendelsohn in 1928 at Berlin's Kurfürstendamm. In two of them, in hall A (7,000 m³, 428 seats) and hall B (6,500 m³, 367 seats), poor room acoustics conditions for the predominant use of spoken-word theater were noted, so that a remedy had to be sought. As a first priority, the speech intelligibility in both halls had to be significantly enhanced. Therefore, ADA replaced, after intensive surveys and measurements, the almost complete suspension with Molton and the sound-transparent ceilings  in the spectator area by new sidewalls with secondary structures to generate early reflections into the audience that support effectively the direct sound of the actors on stage. Also, the reverberation times could be increased, so that the rooms now have more suitable acoustic conditions for acting.

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