Ongoing renovations have taken place at Germany’s Bundesverwaltungsgericht – or Federal Administrative Court – since German re-unification, including the installation of new Tannoy QFlex digital beam-steering array loudspeakers in the buildings’ Great Courtroom. The Bundesverwaltungsgericht is one of Germany's six federal courts and former house of the Reichsgericht (High Court of the German Empire). After the end of World War II, the High Court was moved to West Germany. During the years of the socialist regime, the courthouse accommodated various non-judicial institutions, two museums and a dubbing studio. The Great Courtroom features stained glass window, gilt carvings, and a carved ceiling. AV specialists Studio Elektro Akustik (SEA) in Leipzig was faced with the challenge of finding a system that would provide the required levels of intelligibility in such a highly reverberant space, without interfering with the restored historical aesthetic. “Intelligibility had to be guaranteed, and I knew that the Tannoy QFlex product would produce the results the client wanted,” said project engineer Andre Scholze. “In the end it was a pair of QFlex 32s that were the perfect solution for the Bundesverwaltungsgericht. Using Crestron control, the QFlex were relatively easy to install and set up, and because of the column design, were virtually invisible when compared with a conventional distributed loudspeaker set up.” www.tannoypro.com
t&mSystems for Germany's Katielli Theater
Opened in 2010, the Katielli Theater in Datteln, Germany, is the fulfilment of a lifelong dream for actor, singer and dancer, Bernd Julius Arends. A recent upgraded includes a new t&mSystems audio system, installed by Muenster-based Prosound Eventservice.