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 ...

Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany

New central building, Lüneburg 2008 - 2017

Room and electroacoustic planning of the new central building

Stiftung Universität Lüneburg, Scharnhorststraße 1, 21335 Lüneburg

RW + Architects, Berlin

ADA Scope of services:
Room acoustics and media systems: from project phase to construction supervision

Project data:

  • Start of planning: 2008
  • Completion: Spring 2017

Project description:

The New Central Building of the Leuphana University Lüneburg, designed by Daniel Libeskind, was to be planned in terms of room- and electroacoustics (including voice alarm).

The focus of the planning was on the following areas:

  • Auditorium Maximum (up to 1120 seats, volume 13200 m³) as multi-purpose hall with sloping walls and mobile seat, and
  • Large-volume foyers (Foyer 1: 8100 m³, Foyer 2: 2950 m³)

For the Auditorium Maximum, where an unusual sound field was expected due to walls sloping outwards, ceiling ceiling panels were developed to generate early reflections in order to ensure a subjectively pleasing and usage-oriented audibility. Also, additional room acoustic measures were required to adjust the reverberation time, to prevent adverse reflections and create conditions for high speech intelligibility when using the planned sound reinforcement system and voice alarm system.

In doing so, various usage scenarios were to be taken into consideration, which are made possible by the movable and parkable seating platform. The task in the foyers was to ensure a usage-oriented acoustic comfort through low reverberation times and thus low background noise levels through high damping, which is also a prerequisite for high speech intelligibility when using the intended voice alarm system.

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Lüneburg Leuphana

Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany


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