153rd Edition – Zak World of Façades Portugal

This will be the 153rd edition globally and the 1st edition in Lisbon which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

Speakers & Panelists
Co-Founder and CEO, Skinde
Sérgio Martins é Co-founder e CEO da Skinde. Tem mais de 25 anos de experiência na indústria de fachadas, adquirindo conhecimento e know-how tanto no país, como no estrangeiro, na conceção, fabrico e instalação de fachadas arquitetónicas. Ao longo da...
Executive Director, StratBIM
Master in Architecture and Postgraduate in ‘BIM in Integrated Project Delivery’ is theExecutive Director and BIM Lead at StratBIM®. Since 2019, she has been the RegionalLead for the international group Women in BIM, where she is also a Mentor andresponsible...
Global Manager, EDP Global Solutions
André Esteves Gomes de Loureiro holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, specializing in Construction (2005), and a Post-Graduate Degree in Construction (2007), both from Instituto Superior Técnico, as well as an Executive MBA from INDEG-ISCTE (2023). André has spent...
Co-Founder, Rebelo de Andrade
Rui Monteiro Commercial Director, Effisus
Rui Monteiro brings a wealth of expertise and passion to his role at Effisus. With a solid foundation in Construction Materials, having obtained his master’s degree from ISEP in Porto, Rui seamlessly merges technical acumen with unparalleled business understanding. Rui...
Operations Manager, OTIIMA
Pedro Vila Pouca, engenheiro civil de formação concluindo o MIEC na FEUP em 2016. Integra a empresa OTIIMA como estagiário na área da orçamentação e rapidamente cria uma forte ligação à área comercial e prescrição de produtos para arquitetura de...
Partner, Elemental
Juan (1980) is an architect from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2005), where he awarded the FADEU Prize (best student of the Faculty) and Excellence Award. He studied sustainable design and acoustics at the UNSW of Sydney, Australia (2002)....
CEO, b-face
Atual Fundador / CEO da “b-face, Building Facade Consultants & Engineering” tem em currículo o desenvolvimento de mais de 300 Projetos, a maioria a nível internacional, e muitos deles representam enormes desafios de engenharia onde predomina a criação de raiz...
Head of Sustainability, A400
Maria is passionate about the crossroads of architecture and sustainability. Currently finalizing her PhD from the University of Lisbon, Maria is more than an up-and-coming academic: she’s a change-maker. As the Head of Sustainability at A400, she’s committed to promoting...
Technical Solutions Expert, Saint-Gobain Portugal S.A.
João Daniel is a Technical Solutions Expert at Saint-Gobain Portugal S.A. He was born on June 18, 1980, in Lisbon, and graduated in Civil Engineering from the Faculty of Science and Technology of Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2005. At the beginning...
Principal / Head of Hospitality / Head of Lisbon Studio, Broadway Malyan
Margarida is an architect and interior designer who leads our global hospitality sector and also serves as the head of the Lisbon Studio. She was invited to open the Broadway Malyan’s Portuguese Studio in 1996. Margarida retains a keen interest...
Technical Manager, Reynaers Aluminium
Born in Lisbon in 1979, Pedro Gomes dos Santos holds a Bachelor’s degree in Equipment Design from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon (2003). He also holds Master’s degrees in Design Engineering from the IST, Technical University of...
Senior Architect & Design Sales Manager, Cosentino
Renato Batista is 42 years old and joined Cosentino Portugal in 2012.  He currently holds the position of Senior Architect & Design Sales Manager and specializes in providing A&D project support, having worked since 2016 on renowned projects with some...
Partner, OODA
Born in Porto in 1983, Julião received his degree in Architecture from FAUP, Porto, in 2007. Before joining OODA in 2018, he worked with Serôdio and Furtado Associados in Porto in 2007, Allies and Morrison in London between 2008 and...
Local Partner - Buildings and Urban Development, Quadrante
Formado em Arquitetura pela Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa em 2014, o percurso profissional do João inclui projetos de grande escala e diferentes tipologias, como edifícios habitacionais, equipamentos desportivos, hotéis e projetos aeroportuários. Destaca-se a participação no...
Project Director, Ferrés Arquitectos y Consultores
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 CEO, Ferrés Arquitectos y Consultores
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, Kengo Kuma & Associates
Yuki Ikeguchi joined Kengo Kuma and Associates in 2002. She became a Partner and The Executive Vice President of KKAA Paris in 2012. She has been playing the essential role in leading multiple major projects abroad, with particular focus in...
Partner & UK Façades Group Leader, Buro Happold
Ana Araujo leads the Façades team of Buro Happold, based in London. With 17 years of international experience, including all stages of a building life-cycle, Ana focused her expertise in façade diagnostic, due diligence and refurbishment from Georgian listed buildings...
CEO, OTIIMA
Engenheiro Civil de formação, o João iniciou o seu percurso profissional como estagiário na Mota-Engil em 2007. Começou a ocupar posições de liderança desde muito cedo e em 2011 já liderava as operações da Mota- Engil na sua primeira incursão...
Project Director, Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos
Graduate in Architecture, Jesús Román mastered in 2017, in “Fachadas Ligeras” (Light façades) from the ETSAM, Universidad Politécnica in Madrid. Then a postgraduate Course in the Otaniemi School of Architecture in Helsinki. He began work in studios in Madrid alongside...
Conference Agenda
  • Unlocking Potential and Minimising Risks: Effective Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Navigating Carbon Balance and Current Guidance for Sustainable Design Solutions
  • Solutions for façades
  • Climalit® ORAÉ® glass, a solution with a lower carbon footprint
  • Digital tools for defining glass façades
  • Sealing success: The crucial role of waterproofing and air barrier systems in modern construction
  • Advanced façade interface solutions: Accommodating building's movement with fire rated solutions
  • Case studies
  • Current challenges in façade design
  • Benefits of sustainability economics by design and practical cases
  • A wide range of façade experience in creating sustainable and efficient vertical structures, working with smart building technologies, and optimizing construction inputs
  • Certification and sustainability in construction
  • Decarbonization strategies and carbon neutrality
  • New approaches in sustainable engineering design and benefits of innovative practices on environmental sustainability
  • Integration of advanced technologies in engineering projects
  • Ultracompact manufacturing technology in Dekton
  • Sustainable façade design with a carbon neutral solution
  • Dekton certifications and reference projects
  • Innovative aspects in project design and their importance in sustainable architecture
  • Sustainable techniques and materials used in the façade
  • Key technical challenges faced and the solutions found

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