2006 Sinus Awards highlight two d&b audiotechnik installations.
The Sinus Systems Integration Awards honour technical and design achievements in media technology and system integration. Presented in three categories, Information, Business, and Venue, two of this year’s winners went to projects installed with systems from d&b audiotechnik. The awards ceremony took place on day one of the 2006 Pro Light + Sound show in Frankfurt.
In the Information category, the Sinus award was given to Erwin Schenk, Technical Manager of the Zentrum Paul Klee museum in Bern, Switzerland, and to Christian Simmen, Project Manager of John Lay Electronics.
Designed by architect Renzo Piano, Zentrum Paul Klee distinguishes itself from traditional museums as a platform for artistic expression. As well as home to four thousand Paul Klee paintings the centre is also a conference facility, concert hall, theatre and training space for art and culture. Daniel Meyer of 2M Audio supplied and installed the entire system: “The intention was always to make the Klee not just a museum, but a living centre for music and art.” The main auditorium seats approximately three hundred people and uses a 12:2 surround sound system comprising d&b Ci-Series loudspeakers and E12 subwoofers.
In the Venue category, the Sinus award named Rüdiger Aue, Project Manager of service providers Amptown Sound & Communication, for planning and installing the new PA System in the Main Hall of the Congress Centre Hamburg.
When renewing the PA for the three thousand capacity hall the goal was to provide a more versatile system for a range of events including congresses, concerts and touring productions. The final installation, comprising C-Series and Q-Series, is technically and visually integrated with the existing media system and provides a multifunctional audio system that delivers sonic excellence for both speech and music reproduction.