164th Edition – Zak World of Façades United Kingdom

This will be the 164th edition globally and the 7th edition in London 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
Associate Partner, Associate Partner, RSHP
Paul joined Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) in 2003 was made an Associate in 2011 and an Associate Partner in 2019. He has worked on many significant, award-winning projects, including Mossbourne Community Academy and Maggie’s Centre West London, which...
Director, Rio Architects
Ffion joined Rio in 2014 as an Architect and eight years later became a member of the board of directors. She is an extremely effective interface between clients and design teams and can manage multiple stakeholder types. Ffion has broad...
Founding Partner, Fassada Steel
Eric Claeys holds a degree as Civil Engineer in Construction from KU Leuven, Belgium, a degree in Industrial Engineering in Public Works from KU Leuven, Belgium, and graduated with a Master in Business Administration from the Vlerick Business School, Belgium....
Project Manager, Olympia London
Director, Rio Architects
A natural leader with extensive experience, Andrew has a substantial portfolio of satisfied clients and exemplar buildings spanning multiple sectors, design stages and project scales. As a Director at Rio, Andrew is known for his work on education-based projects across...
Senior Façade Engineer, Arup
Matteo Lazzarotto is an Engineer and Architect. Throughout his work experiences, he has been the façade project manager of ambitious projects with a proven track record of sustainable design focusing on circular economy, reduction of carbon emissions and high-performance buildings....
Principal | Design Director, Gensler
As a Principal, Valeria leverages her 19 years of experience to lead project teams to deliver design excellence for clients by adopting a forward-thinking and holistic approach to design. She is recognized as an outstanding architect with a diverse design...
Associate, Ramboll
Senior Associate, NBBJ
Director, Kohn Pedersen Fox
A Design Director at KPF, Brian brings a deep respect for place to each of his projects, with designs informed by their specific contexts through the exploration of detail, materiality and neighbourhood character. With more than 15 years’ experience, his...
Senior Geologist, FMDC
Lisa is a BSc qualified Chartered Geologist and a Fellow of the Geological Society of London.  She joined FMDC in 2021 and has 10 years of industry experience working as a geologist on a wide range of projects from stone...
Façade Engineer, Focchi Group
With almost 10 years in the façade industry, Matteo earned a strong ability in designing complex and high performing façade systems. In the last years he worked on many major projects across London, such as the Phase 2 of the...
Project Director, tp bennett
Managing Partner, Yoo Capital Investment Management
Lloyd Lee is the Managing Partner of YOO Capital, a London-based real estate investment firm. Born in New York, Lloyd holds a degree in Fine Arts: History of Architecture from Harvard University and a master’s in real estate and finance...
Associate, Renzo Piano Building Workshop
DPLG architect based at the Paris agency, Lorenzo Piazza was born in Savona, Italy in 1981. He studied at the University of Genoa and at the Paris Belleville School of Architecture. He joined the Paris agency in 2006, working on...
Consultant, sedak
Joan has developed his career in facades and bespoke glass solutions, contributing to projects worldwide for the past 26 years. He is an engineer in industrial design and holds a master’s degree in marketing. Joan gained expertise in glass, spider...
Founder, Alison Brooks Architects
Alison Brooks is one of the UK’s most highly awarded and internationally acclaimed architects. A native of Guelph, she studied architecture at the University of Waterloo before moving to the UK in 1988. Since founding her practice in 1996 she...
Specification Leader UK, Axalta
Dami Babalola currently serves as the UK Architectural Specifications Lead at Axalta, a global leader in the coatings industry. With a background in architecture and a keen eye for design, Dami has seamlessly transitioned into the world of specifications, where...
Sales Director, Schüco UK
With over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, Dan brings a wealth of expertise to the table. As a specialist façade engineer with a Master’s degree in this field, Dan has a deep understanding of the technical performance...
National Façades Manager, Cosentino UK
As a seasoned professional with 8 years of dedicated experience in the UK’s facade industry, Aaron brings a wealth of expertise to his role as a National Facades Sales Manager for Cosentino. Working closely with accounts across the nation, Aaron...
Founder Partner, Pilbrow & Partners
Pilbrow & Partners is led by Fred Pilbrow, an architect with over 30 years’ experience designing award winning projects in the UK and abroad. His work is shaped by a passion for the craft of building and a belief that...
Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group
Andy Young joined BIG in 2016 as Technical Director of the London office, in 2021 he became Partner. He has over 25 years experience in the design and construction of large-scale projects in the UK and the Middle East. In...
Associate Director, WSP
David is the Façade Engineering lead at WSP for HS2 Curzon Street station. He has been working closely with Grimshaw Architects and other disciplines since 2018 to develop the building envelope and other façade related items for the project. His...
Chairman of the Board, Boston Valley Terra Cotta
John Krouse, Chairman of the Board, Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Founder – Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop John Krouse is the COB of Boston Valley Terra Cotta in Orchard Park, NY, as well as a Ceramic Engineer by trade. Boston Valley...
Head of Major Projects, Saint-Gobain Glass
As a prominent figure in the London façade community, David brings over 28 years of experience to his role as Director of Major Projects at Saint-Gobain Glass. Having developed his expertise with specialist façade contractors and as a consultant for...
Design Principal, NBBJ
An architect with 20 years of professional experience, Ingo has led the design and delivery of award-winning projects in the UK and internationally across a diverse range of sectors, including corporate/commercial, higher education, science, healthcare and hospitality. Grounding design in...
Head of Façades, A. Proctor Group
James Brackenreed-Johnston joined the A. Proctor Group in 2019 as Specification Manager for the London Area. James has many years of experience in the high rise sector, focusing on façade design, regulation compliance and innovation. By advocating a systems based...
Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International
Stephen Tanno graduated from The University of Southampton in 1987 and worked as a Consulting Engineer for the next 16 years, including 5 years with Ove Arup in Sydney and 8 years as Group Director with Buro Happold, where he...
Partner, SimpsonHaugh
James is an experienced designer with an excellent eye for detail who works to high standards. He enjoys early project stages and rigorously refining project ideas. When delivering projects, he grasps strategic sequencing and shows clarity of thought. As a...
Director, Henriksen Studio
Thomas has a high level of experience in structural and facade engineering across a wide range of buildings and infrastructure projects. Previous roles include Global Facade Leader at Mott MacDonald Ltd, Technical Director at Waagner-Biro Stahlbau AG, Technical Director at...
Director, FMDC
Duncan Richards is a founding Director of FMDC, after working for Arup for 25 years, leaving as Leader of their Façade Engineering group.  He has extensive experience in many sectors, such as commercial, residential, arts, transport, retail and public buildings. ...
Head of Façades, Multiplex
Neil has over 15 years’ experience in the façade industry including 13 years delivering major façade projects in London for main contractors. Neil studied construction management and subsequently an MSc in Façade Engineering and has worked on many iconic buildings...
High Performance Product Manager - Northern Europe, Kuraray
Allan Gibson is based in Oxford and for the past 18 years, Allan has managed the supply and specification of specialist materials used in the construction industry in the UK and Middle East. Now responsible for the Trosifol PVB and...
Principal TS&D Scientist, Dow Silicones Belgium
Valérie provides technical service to the construction design community, including façade system manufacturers, architects and engineers. She has developed a broad expertise in façade engineering, including structural performance, fire safety, thermal or acoustic insulation.  Valérie is active at standardization level...
Director, CWCT
David Metcalfe is a physics graduate with a Master’s degree in Façade Engineering. As Director of CWCT he is responsible for all of the Centre’s technical and training output. He lectures extensively on the subject of building physics, glass and...
Design Director, Thornton Tomasetti
Claudia Farabegoli has more than 20 years of international façade design and consulting experience. Her design credits encompass a wide range of project types, including transportation and aviation, residential and commercial, retail, mixed-use, and sports and cultural facilities. She has...
Managing Partner, Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure
Klaas De Rycke joined Bollinger+Grohmann Ingenieure in November 2003. From 2005 onwards, Klaas De Rycke relocated to Paris for Bollinger+Grohmann to assist Dominique Perrault Architects on the Mariinsky Theatre project in St. Petersburg. In 2007 he set up and established...
Director - Façade Engineering, Eckersley O'Callaghan
Damian established Eckersley O’Callaghan’s facade engineering group in 2012 and today leads a team of 30 engineers in London while supporting offices in the US, Hong Kong and Sydney. EOC has built a reputation for design and innovation across structures...
Conference Agenda
  • An exercise of transparency and performance balance in a challenging location
  • Designing to withstand the highest wind and seismic loads
  • Incorporating a double skin on most of the façade to allow transparency in a country (Taiwan) where this is generally not common as the code and energy habits of most façades have small glazing ratio and very dark glass
  • Iterative design development, through prototyping and 1:1 modelling
  • Sensitive design which responds to the materiality of the neighbourhood
  • High-performance facades that improve operational energy
  • Reuse of the existing building’s stone cladding
  • The stone reuse journey – challenges and successes
  • Pre-fabricated façade construction
  • Ultracompact manufacturing technology in Dekton
  • Sustainable façade design with a carbon neutral solution
  • Dekton certifications and reference projects
  • Terra cotta to mimic historic materials and complement modern architecture
  • Glaze and finish to enhance the form of terra cotta masonry
  • Architectural terra cotta to address sustainability and biodiversity
  • Historic context
  • Commercial reality vs Quality
  • Improving design with current façade design methods
  • The latest news from CWCT
  • Updated fire guidance
  • Future work
  • Hybrid smart solutions: A new era for architects
  • The answer to embodied and operational CO2?
  • Lasting sustainability: Hybrid steel curtain walls with glazing from inside
  • Human centric design
  • UV Light and its forgotten benefits
  • How you can maximize control
  • Integrating a high-performance façade that utilises modern methods of construction (MMC) to achieve a timeless materiality

Ingo Braun

  • A repositioning of a unique but obsolete brutalist building in covent garden London
  • The scheme aims to give a second life to a stranded asset maintaining the history of the places
  • Re-build or Re-use? the development retains as much of the original structures as possible, while transforming its experience, identity, and enhancing performance
  • What are we used to when retaining historic buildings
  • How do we apply this to the retention of modern façades
  • Can we apply this knowledge to the design of current buildings
  • How glass contribute to the carbon footprint of façades
  • ORAÉ®: World’s first low carbon glass
  • End of life glass recovery in London: Drivers and challenges
  • Silicones support circularity
  • Material reuse
  • Design for disassembly
Event Details
  • 164th Edition – Zak World of Façades United Kingdom, November 06, 2024
  • Start Date
    November 6, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    November 6, 2024 5:30 pm
  • Status
    Upcoming
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