116th Edition – Zak World of Façades Spain

This will be the 116th edition globally and the 1st edition in Madrid 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
Managing Director, Inasus
Xabier Garcia has a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), Computer Engineer, Master in Health and Safety. He specializes in several management areas as global purchasing, cost control, Quality ISO 9000, Health and Safety, Internationalization, TIC. He has vast knowledge...
Project Director, Aluman
Sergio Rey is a Project Director in Grupo Aluman. Since 2005, he has carried out different roles in the technical area of the company taking up the management of building envelopes and singular façades in the national and international scope...
Senior Partner, Foster + Partners
Pablo is a senior partner based in Madrid. He studied architecture at The Catholic University of America, Washington DC, graduating in 1999. And obtained a Master of Architectural Design at The Bartlett School of Architecture in 2000. Since joining Foster...
Technical Director, Talleres Inox
Jordi is a qualified engineer who graduated from University of Girona followed by postgraduate studies in Design and Calculation of Metal Structures. Jordi has experience of 15 years in the façade industry by working on both national and international projects...
Associate, T/E/S/S
Jorge is an associate of T/E/S/S atelier d’ingénierie, a Paris-based engineering company formed by a team of engineers and architects and specialises in the design and development of unique structures and envelopes. Within T/E/S/S, Jorge is project leader and ensures...
Project Director, ENAR
Ricardo Arauz Sandino has worked and specialized in the world of facades since he joined ENAR in 2007, Envolventes Arquitectónicas, consultancy and engineering in technological facades. In these years of experience, he has had the opportunity to work on projects...
Director, Urban Input
Filipe is the office line manager for Urban Input and is involved in all facets of asset management, with a particular interest in the development phase. Before working at Urban Input, Filipe led the development team of a British company...
Partner & Building Director, Batlleiroig
Helena Salvadó Giné, Tarragona 1980. Helena has been an Architect since 2005 by the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). She joined batlleiroig studio in 2005. In 2012 she was appointed Deputy Director of...
Project’s Director, OAB
Structural & Façade Engineer, Royth
Jordi is a founding partner of Royth, an engineering firm specialized in the development of architectural envelopes and complex structures. Royth is made up of a team of senior engineers who are highly skilled in the design of unique glass...
Partner and Director of Technology, b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
Pablo Garrido is an architect, graduated from E.T.S.A.V., Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (1991). He has done his PhD on “Architectural Construction, Restoration and Renovation” from U.P.C. (2015). He is a Partner Architect and Director of Technology in b720 Fermín Vázquez...
Associate | Façade Engineering, Arup
Matias Garcia has worked in a multidisciplinary Architecture and Engineering environment. His role is to lead the Facade engineering team assisting Main Architects, Project Managers and Developers during the design phase of singular envelopes for new building and renovation. He...
Façades Director, Estudio Lamela
Youngest child of five, grown in an education based on work and formation, I became a building engineer in 1998, and an architect in 2008. I have always been pursuing balanced relation between presence, materiality and function. Therefore, I have...
Madrid Office Director & Senior Project Director, Batlleiroig
José Sanz Gorordo was born in Madrid in 1987. He is an Architect since 2013 by the Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM, UPM). He has more than 10 years of professional experience. He has participated in the drafting...
Consultor de proyectos, Reynaers Aluminium
Javier Nuñez is a Project Consultant for Reynaers Aluminium in the Spanish market. Trained as an engineer, he has been working for more than 20 years in the facades and enclosures sector, acquiring during these years a great experience in...
Technical Director, ENAR
Miguel A. Núñez got a Master degree in architecture in 2001 and later an Official Master Program in Finite Element Method (FEM / FEA) at the UNED. In 2016 he got the Ph.D. in Structural Prestressed Glass Beams at UPM....
Project Director, Ferrés Arquitectos
Paula Martin Goñi, PhD Architect by the ‘Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya’ UPC in 2019. Currently, University professor in the ‘Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona’ (ETSAB-UPC) teaching dry construction technologies in façades. Working as Project Director in ‘Ferrés Arquitectos...
Founder Partner Director, Ferrés Arquitectos
Xavier Ferrés Padró PhD Architect by the ‘Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya’ UPC in 2017. Currently, University professor in the ‘Escuela de Arquitectura de Universidad de Navarra (ETSAUN-UNAV) in ‘Diseño avanzado de fachadas’ subject and in the ‘Escuela Técnica Superior de...
Partner & CEO, Rafael De La-Hoz
Hugo Berenguer holds a Bachelor of Architecture from ETSA in Madrid and has a Master of Business Administration MBA from the ICADE Business School. On graduation, Hugo joined RAFAEL DE LA-HOZ holding a number of senior roles within the practice....
Specifications Manager - EMEA, Axalta Coating Systems
Mercè Berengueras joined Axalta in 1998 and with wide experience in technical, productive and commercial areas around the powder business. Since 2015 she is leading the European & middle east specifications team and has a very close link to Architects...
Deputy General Manager, Elval Colour Iberica
Victor Fortanete is an Electrical Engineer from INSA Lyon. He has more than 15 years of experience in the construction industry, with 10 years as the construction project manager with BOUYGUES façade subsidiary in Spain (ACIEROID) and 4 years as...
President, Estudio Marshall
Bill Marshall is a façade expert, architect graduated at the School of Architecture from University of Buenos Aires. He has complemented his studies overseas (Yokohama, Japan, Bath UK), specialized in Building Cladding Systems and Technologies. Since 1998, he is president...
Conference Agenda
  • There is a change in the way of thinking about projects that profoundly influence in the envelope, leading us towards greater efficiency and sustainability
  • There is a change in the way of executing and developing projects with increasingly specialized multidisciplinary teams
  • There is a change in the way of showing, demonstrating and justifying the results obtained
  • Do all these changes lead to real improvement, optimization and sustainability in projects and buildings?

  • Added value of AVALON in the decision-making process of architectural design
  • Analysis of projects
  • Evaluation and proposals

  • One Project, One Design: The needs and goals of our clients and the intrinsic value of the place are the cornerstones of our design process
  • Sustainability and Innovation at the Center of Design: A sober and elegant design in contact with nature that places sustainability, innovation and the well-being of its users at the center of the design
  • An Innovative Façade: A façade that fosters charred wood as the main element and encourages contact with the outside and nature

Helena Salvadó Gine


  • What’s construction industrialisation?

  • Façade industrial construction vs. traditional construction. What’s best?

  • Can the digitalization of the design accelerate the industrialisation of the construction?

  • Will façade industrialisation reduce design freedom?


  • Challenges to overcome and to spread façade industrialisation

Jordi Torres Quintana

Event Details
  • 116th Edition – Zak World of Façades Spain, March 23, 2023
  • Start Date
    March 23, 2023 8:00 am
  • End Date
    March 23, 2023 5:00 pm
  • Status
    Upcoming
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