114th Edition – Zak World of Façades Singapore

This will be the 114th edition globally and the 4th edition in Singapore which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Associate Director, MVRDV
Associate director and Architect Kyosuk Lee (KR), leads projects in MVRDV’s AsiaStudio. Since joining the firm in 2009, he has realized a variety of projects. Among these, Seoullo 7017 Skygarden in South Korea and the Tianjin Binhai Public Library in...
Head of Market Development - South East Asia, Grenzebach Envelon GmbH
DR. Veronika SHABUNKO is an energetic, experienced and commercially driven innovator with a passion for Sustainability and Renewable Energy. She is a Head of Market Development in Southeast Asia at the Grenzebach Envelon GmbH based in Singapore. She specialises in...
Built Environment Sector Leader - ASEAN and East Asia, Mott MacDonald
Ben Moo is the Built Environment Sector Leader, ASEAN and East Asia at global engineering, management and development firm Mott MacDonald. Ben has spent his career delivering buildings and infrastructure projects around the world, with a passion for impactful and...
Area Sales Manager, Renson
Steven Van Leynseele was born in Belgium and has worked and lived abroad since 2002. He has 14 years of experience with Renson, a Belgian family-owned company specialised over 110 years in natural ventilation, sun protection and outdoor systems, in...
Director, PLP Architecture
Tina is a Director at PLP Architecture with over 10 years of experience designing and delivering commercial, residential, hotel, and mixed-use projects in the UK and South-East Asia. Within the studio, she leads projects involving complex planning and programmatic challenges,...
Head of Contract Development - APAC, Florim
Having a master’s degree in in Civil Engineering from the University of Bologna (Italy), Davide is a registered Professional Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in the planning, design and construction management, specialized in cladding solutions. Currently working...
Senior Technical Program Manager - APAC, Kuraray
Malvinder Singh Rooprai, Architectural Market Development Manager & Technical Consultant for PVB division of Kuraray, is based out of New Delhi – INDIA. His key responsibilities are to grow the market for value added products under the umbrella of Trosifol®...
Director - APAC & MEA, Serge Ferrari
Nitin Govila is a senior-level International Director with diversified experience in managing business operations in B2B, B2C environments across different business categories at a Regional level. He has also handled international consulting assignments and global projects. Nitin is based out...
Director, DP Façade
Mathieu Meur provides strategic and technical leadership as the director of DP Façade. Through his training as a multi-disciplinary engineer, and subsequent years of experience heading the largest façade consultancy practise in the world, he has developed extensive knowledge of...
Principal | Façade Engineering Leader, Arup
Michael Chin is a Principal with Arup Singapore Pte Ltd, he is also the Façade Leader. In this role, he is responsible for the leadership and direction of Arup Façade activities in Singapore and the wider region. Professionally, as a...
Managing Director, Seele South East Asia
Since graduating in architecture in 1996 Andreas is involved in the execution of pres-tigious façade projects mainly in Asia. His first project was with seele in 1997, the Shanghai Grand Theatre, at the time a cutting edge cable truss construction....
Associate Director, SOM
Nicolas Medrano is an accomplished Architect with over 15 years of experience in a wide range of building typologies. Throughout his career as a designer, he has lead the design of projects throughout the ASEAN Pacific region ranging from complex...
Global Segment Director - Architectural, Axalta
Franck Derouen is Business Director – General Industrial Middle East, Africa, Russia, Turkey. In addition to this role Mr Derouen is Axalta’s Global Architectural Segment Director. Mr Derouen has 30 years of experience in the industrial coating industry. Prior to...
Executive Vice President, Vector Foiltec
Matthew Penrose is the Executive Vice President of Vector Foiltec. He has worked for Vector Foiltec Asia-Pacific for the past 10-years working on iconic ETFE using projects such as Resorts World Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore, Singapore National Stadium Moving Roof,...
Conference Agenda
  • What is embodied carbon and how it is being counted and calculated
  • Balancing carbon spent building versus savings in service
  • Examples on how our developed tools and methodologies are helping to revolutionise the way we design
  • Using biophilic design to create comfort in a meaningful and adaptable architecture
  • A low carbon approach: Integrated engineered solutions
  • Designing spaces to maximize building operation for the benefit of the greater community
  • An introduction to projects, details, technology & advantages for ETFE façades & building envelopes
  • Fire, thermal, light and wind load performance with ETFE
  • Review of the latest global projects and SE Asia Projects
  • Case study of ETFE and steel structure retrofitting for Clarke Quay rejuvenation; including thermal studies, CFDs and actual monitoring of existing and new ETFE
  • Architectural signature
  • Thermal & visual comfort, solar protection & energy savings
  • Dynamic façades with day/night effect
  • Conformity & suitability to any fire norms & regulations
  • Engineering considerations
  • Fabrication technologies
  • Installation challenges
  • A brief history on mixed-use buildings
  • Guoco Tower: The city's room
  • Elementum: The living laboratory
  • 8 Shenton: The "3-minute building"
  • Moving beyond operational carbon and looking at embodied carbon
  • Designing buildings with low carbon strategies and materials to reduce embodied carbon
  • How can the existing code and standard aide low carbon design?
  • Current status quo of the Singapore market on embodied carbon approach and the way forward

Ben Moo

  • Contextualized Façade Design
  • Mega Atrium Façade Design
  • Reflected Façade Design
  • Electricity generation as an additional function of façades
  • Solar Architecture with innovative solar technology
  • Cost-effective solutions
  • Spallshield® for lighter, thinner & more durable bullet resistant glazings
  • Anti-Intrusion glazings
  • Blast resilient glazings
  • The production processes
  • Technical features and advantages
  • Case studies

The Lazada One Office in Singapore, formerly known as the Manulife Centre, is the result of a complete makeover which has seen the transformation of a dated 1980’s design into an icon of modernity. This diverse panel will convey the experiences shared across the project covering the Developer, Architect, Façade Consultant, Lighting Designer and Contractor.

  • To build new or repurpose an existing building?
  • Opportunities and challenges of A&A projects
  • Technical and aesthetic outcomes

Mathieu Meur

Event Details
  • 114th Edition – Zak World of Façades Singapore, March 09, 2023
  • Start Date
    March 9, 2023 8:00 am
  • End Date
    March 9, 2023 5:00 pm
  • Status
    Upcoming
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