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 ...

Meininger Staatstheater, Germany

Meiningen in Thuringia 2006 - 2012

New construction Kammerspiele and general renovation 'Grand House'

Room and building acoustics, audio and video systems, stage management system

Kulturstiftung Meiningen-Eisenach, The Meininger Theater, Bernhardstraße 5, 98617 Meiningen

PGS + P Planungsgesellschaft Steiner und Palme mbH, Suhl

ADA scope of services:
Electroacoustics, video and stage engineering: HOAI phases 3 - 8 (draft to execution supervision)
Room and building acoustics: HOAI phases 1 – 5

Project data:

  • 2006-2008 Construction of the stage for chamber perfomances (162 seats), initially as an alternative venue.
  • 2009-2012 Renovation of the Grand House (auditorium volume: 4000 m³, 730 seats). Provision of usage-oriented building and room acoustic conditions, media systems equipment
  • Scope of the performed services: Electroacoustics / video systems: approx. € 2.2 million

In the run-up of the general renovation of the 'Grand House', a new building with a stage for chamber performances was erected directly next to the theater in order to maintain the play operation during the subsequent general renovation of the existing building. After completion of the general renovation of the 'Grand House', the stage for chamber performances serves as a supplementary venue for the Meininger Theater.

The building with the stage for chamber performances is a new building with a typical stage, light and media systems. In the rear hall area of ​​the stage for chamber performances, a control room with digital sound system was arranged. The hall was also equipped with video and stage management systems.

The Grand House of the Meininger Theater was fundamentally renovated,  with completely new stage technology installed, worked-out stalls and renewed textile wall coverings as per acoustic targets. The orchestra pit as well as the side, main and rear stages were also redesigned. In the rear hall area, the sound control was renewed with digital technology. The video and stage management systems was renewed as well.

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