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
Director, SAA Architects
Wei Yap believes that diverse and sustainable architecture is pivotal to advocating design literacy. Inherent to this is his belief that architecture can serve society and engage with members of the public to foster productive discourse on the built environment....
Principal ESD Consultant, Surbana Jurong
Qiao Yan is the Principal ESD Consultant in Sustainability and Resiliency Office (SRO) Group In Surbana Jurong. She has more than 15 years of experience in research and consultancy for sustainable building design in Singapore and overseas. She is considered...
Managing Director, ALT
Nancy Somera has more than 20 years of senior management experience, including a decade as Vice President for Design, a crucial position for the orchestration of firmwide technical design servicing ALT’s global clients. Some of her notable projects include the...
Head - Sustainability | Dy. GM - Sustainable Urban Renewal, Keppel Land
Tan Szue Hann, MBA, MArch, is an award-winning architect, sustainability professional and strategist in sustainable development. Hann is Head of Sustainability and Deputy General Manager, Sustainable Urban Renewal, at Keppel Land, Singapore. He is also the Chairman of Sustainability at...
Head - Asset Management, ARA Private Funds | Real Estate
Ms Lorayne Lie Sook Sian is Head of Asset Management of ARA Private Funds (APAC Real Estate), responsible for all asset management activities in the division. Ms Lie has over 25 years of experience in asset management, leasing and marketing...
Director, DP Architects
A director at DP Architects, Mr Tan Chee Yong is an all-rounded architect with over 20 years of experience in both local and overseas markets, he has accumulated a deep portfolio of projects across various scales and building typologies. A...
Associate Director, DP Lighting
Christine has 24 years of experience in the lighting design and engineering fields. Prior to DPL, Christine was with iLAB from 2009 and successfully project managed and provided lighting design concept and detailed-design documentation input on many large-scale projects around...
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,...
Senior Director, CIAP Architects
Ar. Theodore Chan is Senior Director at CIAP Architects Pte Ltd where he was instrumental in the design and implementation team of several award-winning healthcare projects: Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital. NUH5 Medical Centre and Yishun Community Hospital. In 2019 he...
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, 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 | Technical Specialists and Façade Engineering Leader, Arup
With over 20 years of experience in the building industry, Michael Chin serves as a principal and group leader at Arup Singapore. In his role, he oversees the Technical Specialists teams, which encompass a broad range of disciplines including lighting,...
Director Pre-Construction Services, Schueco Middle East
Thomas Fruhmann is a senior Façade/Building Skin Specialist with a top-level experience in curtain wall construction industry. He has acquired a diversified experience in design, production, project coordination, project management, contracts management, risk management, and tender/sales management, and developed a...
CEO, Koltay Façades
Agnes Koltay has a Masters degree in Architecture (Hungary, USA) and in Façade Engineering (UK) and worked with award winning architects and multidisciplinary engineering companies before founding Koltay Façades, a boutique façade engineering consultancy firm, in 2011. She is the...
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,...
General Manager - South Asia, Serge Ferrari Group
Arun MADAPPALLATH, a Mathematics graduate and a post-graduate diploma in Computer Applications, is the General Manager of Serge Ferrari India Pvt Ltd for South Asia. He has been associated in the field of tensile membrane architecture for over 18 years...
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
  • Engineering considerations
  • Fabrication technologies
  • Installation challenges
  • Why fabric façades?
  • Understanding compliance with local building code regulations in Singapore
  • Energy savings potential in Southeast Asia
  • What does PCS bring to the table and why to invite others to the party?
  • PCS from a building envelope system manufacturer. Biased?
  • PCS case studies: Residence - Tower - Skylight
  • Introducing Grid2Shell (G2S)
  • CO2 Offset through G2S
  • 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
  • Frequently missed aspects
  • Building for the future
  • Examples from our practice
  • An architect’s wishlist
  • 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
  • Evolving trends in façade design
  • Understanding and preserving the architect’s design intent throughout the design process
  • Redeveloping existing façade design
  • 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

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