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Video story: Forum Groningen (NL), the meeting place in the middle of the city


There are projects that are so striking that they are actually characteristic of the city. Forum Groningen is such a project. The meeting place in the center of the city was soon called Groningen’s living room.
The AVEX team has provided audiovisual solutions to various rooms in this impressive building.

Forum Groningen consists of ten floors and a modern roof terrace, and offers a modern meeting and cultural space with galleries, a cinema, library, museum and much more.


René Diertens (Head of technique at Forum Groningen) explains in the video story how the project was realized in collaboration with the AVEX team.

Technical specs


• Axiom portable line arrays
• Biamp audio processor
• Dolby IMS Server
• Fohn DLI-130 steerable line arrays, Dante input
• Sennheiser wireless system
• Shure Gooseneck microphones


• Barco DP2K series projectors
• Epson EB-L1105U WUXGA projectors
• Harkness cinema screens
• Samsung DVIV LED wall and frame mounting brackets

Control and distributions

• Atlona dual HDMI audio switcher
• Cisco Ethernet router
• Crestron NVX system, touch screens
• Yamaha Dante Interface

About Forum Groningen

The Forum Groningen is a building in the center of the city of Groningen. Because several buildings behind the east wall of the market – including the Naberpassage – were demolished, space was created for a square with terraces, called Nieuwe Markt and the Forum Groningen. The Forum is intended as a general meeting place for residents and visitors of the city of Groningen. Under the Forum is a parking garage with a capacity for 390 cars and 1500 bicycles can be parked in the basement. It is expected to receive 1.6 million visitors per year.