The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Germany
Hamburg - Germany 2007 - 2016
New construction on old warehouse building in Hamburg harbor
Design of the sound system as voice alarm system in all three halls and in the large foyer
Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg
Herzog & de Meuron
ADA Scope of services:
Planning of the voice alarm system appointed by HochTief Solutions AG
Room acoustic recommendations in selected corridors and lobby areas
- Start of planning: 2007
- Completion: 2016
- Extent of services performed Voice alarm system: approx. € 0.8 million
The three halls and the eight-floor high foyer were created as computer models in the EASE software program. In this context, the acoustic data was collected from the acoustic consultant Nagata Acoustics Ass., when available, or was created by ADA through material data collected from the architect.
In the two large halls, digitally controlled line arrays are employed.
Large Hall: Lowerable central cluster consisting of 6 CAL64 systems from Meyer Sound Inc., and in the front podium corners, 2 more CAL32 systems for the sound reinforcement of the front rows area are installed.
Small Hall: Two Intellivox DSX280 HD were installed to the left and right of a small podium. In addition, ceiling speakers are employed.
In both rooms, mobile sound systems are used for special events such as music performances, rock and pop events, etc.
In the large hall, up to 81 absorber panels are used to reduce the reverberation.
In the small Kai studio, conventional ceiling loudspeakers are used as voice alarm loudspeakers, and mobile loudspeakers for supporting events.