Four Meyer Sound projects in Europe have been shortlisted for the AV Awards 2020, presented by AV Magazine, in three categories. The finalists include the University of Music and Theater in Hamburg, Germany for “Education Project of the Year;” Switzerland’s Fête des Vignerons 2019 for “Events And Entertainment Project Of The Year;” and Austria Center Vienna (ACV) and Copenhagen, Denmark’s Falkoner Hall, both nominated for “Venue Project Of The Year.”
The AV Awards 2020 will be held November 20 at Evolution London. Learn more about the AV Awards and see the full list of finalists here.
University of Music and Theater, Hamburg — Education Project of the Year
With seating for an audience of 465, the Forum is the principal performance venue for the Hochschule für Musik und Theater (University of Music and Theater) in Hamburg, Germany. The Forum recently was transformed into a world class venue for both traditional and cutting-edge performances with the installation of a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system. Now with a simple tap on a touchscreen, acoustics can be optimized for lectures, dramatic theater, opera, chamber music, or a symphony orchestra. For planning and construction supervision of both physical acoustics and Constellation electroacoustics, the university commissioned Graner + Partner GmbH of Bergisch Gladbach as a consultant. After the project was put to tender, the contract was awarded to Aveo Conference Systems of Wolfegg.
Fête des Vignerons 2019 — Events And Entertainment Project Of The Year
A Swiss cultural tradition that extends back to 1797, the Fête des Vignerons (“Festival of the Winegrowers”) is held no more than five times each century in the small city of Vevey. The 2019 edition attracted record attendance, drawing more than a million visitors between July 18 and August 11. The principal attraction was an epic spectacle of music and dance, staged daily in a 20,000-capacity arena erected solely for this event on the city’s market square overlooking Lake Geneva. The complete audio, video and lighting package for Fête des Vignerons was supplied by DUSHOW, a diversified event technology company headquartered near Paris. In addition to the impressive complement of 556 self-powered Meyer Sound loudspeakers, the audio system also encompassed nine Yamaha Rivage digital consoles, 324 wireless microphones and 70 wired microphones.
Austria Center Vienna (ACV) — Venue Project Of The Year
Located adjacent to the United Nations headquarters complex in Austria’s capital city, Austria Center Vienna (ACV) is an expansive conference and exhibition facility offering 24 presentation halls for 100 to 4,320 participants along with 180 smaller meeting rooms and 22,000 square meters of exhibition space. Over the past year, Austria Center Vienna overhauled the audio systems in eight of the largest halls, replacing aging conventional loudspeaker systems with new Meyer Sound self-powered systems based on LINA line array and the new ULTRA‑X40 point source loudspeakers supplied by ATEC Pro Audio.
Falkoner Hall — Venue Project Of The Year
In Copenhagen, Denmark, the Scandic Falkoner hotel and attached Falkoner Hall reopened in August 2019 after an extensive renovation and is now the home of a Meyer Sound LEOPARD and 900‑LFC PA system, specified and installed by Copenhagen-based AV consulting and integration firm Stouenborg ApS. The nearly 2,000-seat concert hall — which also hosts exhibitions, conferences, and events — has three GALAXY 816 Network Platforms linked via an AVB network, the first in Northern Europe.