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 ...

Ataturk cultural center

Istanbul - Turkey 2016 - 2022

Room and building acoustics

Costomer: Republic of Turkeyt

Architect: Tabanlioglu Architects
Client for acoustic work: DESMUS Istanbul

Planning scope ADA:

Room and building acoustics for the following complexes:

  • Opera house (RT approx. 1.7sec) with studio and rehearsal rooms
  • Theater (RT approx.1.5sec)
  • multipurpose hall
  • cinema
  • foyers
  • Large and small orchestra rehearsal room, with recording studio
  • Choir rehearsal rooms
  • Ballet rehearsal rooms
  • ´Cultural Street´ Shops
  • ´Kids´Art Center
  • museum
  • library
  • restaurants

Project data:
Start of planning: 2016
Completion: 2022

Based on the architect's architectural design, the rough structure of the halls in both theaters was adapted to the acoustic requirements. The walls and ceilings of the halls were then adapted. Different wall designs were recommended. Significant changes in the gallery structures in the opera house occurred because of the initially inadequate sight conditions. The location of the necessary lighting bridges in the hall also required changes to the round ceiling structure in the opera house.

In all other rooms, the acoustic designs of the wall and ceiling structures were prescribed.

From a building acoustics perspective, the specifications for wall and ceiling construction followed. Information was given on the thickness of the walls and ceilings, but also on the use of facing shells or ceiling suspensions.

For the studios and rehearsal rooms, specific information was given to avoid flutter echoes and to achieve the recommended reverberation.

The acoustic statements for all rooms were underpinned by computer-technical investigations.

Language selector


Ataturk cultural center

Ataturk cultural center, Istanbul


User Login
Your Email