138th Edition – Zak World of Façades Germany

This will be the 138th edition globally and the 2nd edition in Frankfurt 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, Werner Sobek
Daniel Torakai is Managing Director of Werner Sobek Frankfurt GmbH & Co. KG. He is a civil engineer and studied at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. He wrote his thesis on self-powered skyscrapers at the Illinois Institute of Technology at...
Senior Architect, UNStudio
Andreas Urff is a Senior Architect at UNStudio, where his current focus is developing the façade of the NION project in Frankfurt, one of the most ambitious green façades planning in Germany. His detailed expertise in technical, construction related solutions...
Group Leader | Project Development, Groß & Partner
Has been involved as a real estate project developer in and for the Frankfurt-Rhine Main region since 2013. Brings wide-ranging international experience, including as Managing Director of a general planner in Asia and as a registered architect at Toyo Ito...
Associate Partner | Head of Façade Engineering, Drees & Sommer
After completing a degree in civil engineering, Jürgen Einck began his professional career in 1991 as a construction manager in the structural engineering sector. Since 1993 he has specialized in facade technology. In 2000, Jürgen Einck joined Drees & Sommer...
Head of Pre-Construction Services and Large Object Management, Schüco International
Antonius Kapusta started in the façade industry with an apprenticeship as a building fitter in a metal construction company in Münster. After studying mechanical engineering with a focus on steel construction, he started his first job as a project manager...
Director, KSP ENGEL
Ulf Gatzke-Yu has been working as a design architect and project manager in the Planning and Competitions section of our Frankfurt office since 1999. From 2018 to 2022 he was the leader of his own planning and design team, and...
Senior Architect & Associate, UNStudio
Tiia Vahula is a Senior Architect and Associate at UNStudio. Having graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Estonia in 2014, she joined UNStudio the same year. Tiia has since then amassed a rich international repertoire of projects...
Project Lead & Senior Architect, UNStudio
Philip Wilck is a Senior Architect and Project Leader at UNStudio. He earned a Dipl.Ing. Architecture degree and a M.Sc Architecture degree with distinction from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria in 2010. Prior to joining UNStudio in...
Senior Associate, 3XN
Olaf Skov Kunert has worked for 3XN since 2006 as a facade specialist and project manager. He has been involved in some of 3XN’s most complex and large projects in Denmark and abroad. He had a leading role at e.g.,...
Partner, Störmer Murphy and Partners
Martin Murphy was born in Wallasey in 1966, UK. After completing his studies in London and Madrid, he worked with Christoph Ingenhoven Architekten in Düsseldorf and joined Alsop & Störmer Architects, Hamburg in 1994. Since Martin Murphy became a partner...
Partner, Behnisch Architekten
Maria Hirnsperger, born in 1985 in Salzburg, Austria, is a graduate of the Technical University of Vienna Master of Architecture program, where she also earned her Bachelor of Science in Architecture. She worked at Scheicher Architekten in Salzburg before joining...
Managing Partner, SGS
Mr. Kleuderlein has many years of experience in planning, contracting and execution of complex facade constructions. His practical expertise from 10 years of facade construction at an international general contractor as well as many years of experience from concept, development...
System Design Manager, Lindner
Daniel Fernbach was born in Mulhouse (F) in 1958 and studied Mechanical Engineering at Technical University of Mulhouse. After graduation in 1980 he started working as a Designer in the technical department of Schmidlin (a curtain wall company based in...
Head of Marketing, Saint-Gobain Glass Germany
Christophe Schulz is the Head of Marketing of Saint-Gobain Glass in Germany. He has +10 Years of experience in Marketing, Sales & product management where he first specialized in Digital Marketing & Ecommerce. During the last years, he and his...
Managing Director - Façade Engineering, Bollinger+Grohmann
Alexander Freund joined Bollinger+Grohmann in May 2011 and is Head of Façade engineering since 2018. He is experienced in structural design in a variety of buildings, such as sports facilities, high-rise buildings, residential and office buildings. His experience includes reinforced...
Manager High Performance Products, Kuraray
Maxim has been working in the Glass processing and façade construction industry since 2006. During this time he has participated in various projects including the; Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, Lakhta Tower in St. Petersburg and many...
Country Director - Germany & Netherlands, SageGlass
Raimond J.F Starmans is the Country Director for Germany and The Netherlands for Saint-Gobain’s SageGlass since the end of 2019. Based in the Euregio in the Netherlands, Raimond is a big promotor of sustainable dynamic glass solutions together with his...
Business Manager EU Ultraperformance Solutions, Kingspan
Tobias Wild-Blatt is the Business Manager EU Ultraperformance Solutions at Kingspan Insulation Europe. He has studied Architecture and holds an eMBA degree from the Maastricht School of Management. In his current role he is supporting the Sales Team of Kingspan...
Senior Vice President, Schüco International
Thomas is a physicist and achieved a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. He started his professional career at PriceWaterhouse Cooper, moved on to the German Robert Bosch GmbH and then worked as Vice President for the Manz Automation...
Technical Consultant, Serge Ferrari Stamisol
Allan has worked in the building services industry for over 30 years; holding several senior positions of Managing Director and Vice President for ventilation manufacturing companies. For the past 9 years has worked via his consultancy business, focusing on smoke...
Technical Sales Engineer, Elval Colour
Angelos Zografos is a Civil Engineer holding the position of Technical sales Engineer in Elval Colour. He has more than 10 years of experience in civil and structural engineering and has participated in the analysis and design of structural systems,...
Group CEO, Priedemann Façade Experts
Lars Anders is the CEO of Priedemann Façade Experts and Façade-Lab Research & Development Center, which accomplishes tasks relating to the façade or building envelope. In this role, He manages and leads along with his managing partners, a team providing...
Managing Director, knippershelbig
Roman Schieber joined knippershelbig in 2007 and is now a managing director. Leading the knippershelbig Facades team in Europe and North America allows Roman the opportunity to work on unique, challenging projects all over the world. His association to structural...
Conference Agenda
  • How façade design has changed over the decades with its multitude of requirements regarding materials, cost-effectiveness and sustainability in order to ensure optimal functionality
  • Preserving instead of disposing
  • Revitalization, Energy Upgrade
  • Asset Transformation, Digital Twin
  • How glass contribute to the carbon footprint of façades
  • ORAÉ® – First low carbon glass on the market
  • Digital tools for the specification of glass for façades
  • Occupant comfort and health
  • Highly energy efficient
  • Maximization building value
  • As part of internet of things IoT
  • Case study
  • Façade planning/ engineering - Requirements for the façade
  • Aging buildings: condition – impacts
  • From competition design to realization
  • Design to Decarb
  • Build to Decarb
  • Operate to Decarb
  • Recycle to Decarb
  • IOC Headquaters: Olympic House in Lausanne
  • Schüco Headquaters: Schüco One in Bielefeld
  • SAP Garden in Munich
  • What do we mean when we talk about "green façades"?
  • What do green facades mean in the context of today's technology?
  • What is more important, low-tech or high-tech? What role does ESG play?
  • What are the determining factors in its implementation?

Tiia Vahula

  • Innovative building skins for sustainable power generation
  • Multifunctionality
  • Worldwide production
  • Green façades and BIPV value
  • Understand and enhance architectural design
  • Consideration of sustainable and economic developments
  • Engineering for efficient production and installation
  • Defining aluminium composite properties
  • Addressing the challenges in new façade designs and ACP forming solutions
  • Project references
  • Projects with A2 membranes for fire and smoke control
  • Why W1 water proofness is important
  • ISO and BS standards / videos of testing
  • Bonded, bent, laminated - construction methods in examples
  • Experimental based design
  • Analysis concepts for unregulated glass constructions
  • Carbon Footprint of Kuraray Interlayers for laminated glass
  • Case Study – The Montparnasse Tower
  • BirdSecure®Pro - A bird friendly solution for laminated safety glass
  • Embodied vs. Operational carbon
  • Double skin / Screen façades – worth the effort?
  • Natural materials in building envelopes

Roman Schieber

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