73rd Edition – Zak World of Façades Singapore

This was the 73rd global edition and the 3rd edition in Singapore. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Senior Associate, Hassell
Since joining HASSELL Sydney in 2001, BP Loh has been working in multiple studios cross Australia and Asia on projects ranging from Urban Design, Master Planning, Architecture and Interior Design. Leading and collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams, he delivered complex and...
Product Manager - Dekton Façades, Cosentino
Juan de la Venta is Product Manager for Dekton Facades in Cosentino. He has been in facade market for more than 15 years. He  started in technical sales support for Fibrecement Facades in Equitone (Etex Group) and going to Product...
Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International KG
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...
Business Development for Architectural Applications, Siderval
Veronica Muffatti is responsible of the development of architectural applications in Siderval, leader in the production of hot extruded special steel and titanium profiles. After a period in Architectural-Engineering design studio, she started working in the steel industry at Siderval...
Director, SAA Architects
As a Director at SAA, Michael leads project teams in design and project management, and is involved in various competition submissions. Since joining SAA in 2008, Michael has been involved in a good spectrum of projects ranging from high rise...
Managing Director APAC & MEA, Serge Ferrari
Nitin Govila is a senior-level International Director with diversified experience in managing business operations in B2B, B2C environments across different business categories at a Regional level. He has also handled international consulting assignments and global projects. Nitin is based out...
Manager - Global Architecture Segment,, Trosifol® World of Interlayers
He studied core and elementary physics and made his final thesis about thin film coatings. He started his career in 2000, working for R&D at Applied Films in Hanau. At the end of 2001, he joint Pilkington where he had...
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 | Façade Engineering Leader, Arup
Michael is an Associate Principal and Façade Leader at Arup, Singapore. He has 15 years of experience, 11 of which are with Arup. He leads one of the biggest façade engineering teams in this region, which is known for its...
Senior ESD Consultant, Cundall
David Robinson is a senior engineer and sustainability consultant from Cundall Singapore. He has significant experience in designing indoor and outdoor environments that optimise human health, wellbeing and productivity. Much of this work has focused on optimising the design of...
Senior Manager - Sales & Marketing, Halio International
Mr Marcus Tan handles Halio Smart-tinting glass sales and marketing business in Singapore. He has been in the building construction industry for more than 10 years. Prior to his career in Halio International, Marcus held various roles from project management...
Manager - International Architectural Projects and Technical Services, Vitro Architectural Glass
Charlene Smith earned a degree in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and immediately joined PPG Industries, Inc., now Vitro Architectural Glass, beginning her industrious 40 year career in the flat glass business. She has worked in several areas of...
Senior Partner, GreenA Consultants
Farizan d’Avezac De Moran is the First Woman winner for Green Building Advocate Singapore. She is known for her works in Zero and High-performance building. In total, she has more than 25 years’ experience in the built environment of which...
Director, DP Architects
Hui Min Chan is a Director and board member at DP Architects. An architect by training, her design experience in a broad range of project typologies and urban planning often positions her in leadership roles for strategic development and design....
Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited
As a passionate and active advocate for sustainability for over two decades, Esther has been instrumental in establishing CDL’s leadership in sustainability and ESG best practices. These include publishing the first sustainability report using GRI standards in Singapore in 2008...
Partner, Bjarke Ingels Group
Brian Yang joined BIG in 2007 and has worked closely with Bjarke Ingels across a wide range of projects and programs such as an energy efficient skyscraper completed in 2017 in Shenzhen, the 8 House – a new typology of...
Managing Director, Seele
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....
Studio Director, Gensler Singapore
EeTiong Lim is a UK registered architect. He practised in London, Hong Kong and Singapore with experience on large scale building and master planning projects in Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific. He specializes in the design and...
General Manager - Greater China, Serge Ferrari
Mr. Eddy HUANG, is the General Manager of Serge Ferrari for Greater China. Eddy has been working in the building material business for over 20 years,which includes 15 years in solar shading & outdoor living business. Eddy is the vice...
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,...
Principal Architect, Surbana Jurong
Owen Wee has been involved in a wide range of projects that include Master Planning, public housing, private housing and institutional projects in his over 20 years of working. He joined Surbana Jurong International Consultants after returning from China in...
Executive Principal, Aedas
José is Executive Principal at Aedas in Singapore. He has substantial experience in various Architectural sectors including Master Planning, Office, Hospitality, Residential, Civic & Leisure and Conventions & Exhibitions.  His knowledge and participation involves all phases of the Projects, from...
Technical Director - Façades, AESG
April Soh brings with her over 20 years of experience in the Façade Consultancy with experience in project management, consultancy, engineering, and site supervision. Prior to joining AESG in 2020, April has consulted on numerous prestigious projects across the Middle...
Conference Agenda
  • Fast growing urban fabric & concept design challenges
  • Memory as a starting point
  • Façade & its meaning
  • Understanding the impact of digital tools from multi-faceted design processes to the production, assembly, installation techniques and methodologies
  • Discussing advancements in digital design and production techniques on a virtual parametric model
  • Combining architectural intent and façade detailing in the early design stages to prevent significant changes to architectural intent
  • Recent project examples of successful design and construction processes using the digital design techniques
  • An introduction to projects, details, technology & advantages for ETFE façades & roofs
  • Fire, thermal, light and wind load performance with ETFE
  • Case study on the ETFE solution and steel structure for the Jewel Changi Airport
  • Influences of façades in the tropics
  • Consideration for designing façade in the tropics
  • Façade trends in tropics
  • Better thermal and visual comfort for occupant well being
  • Innovative, smart tinting glazing for building energy efficiency
  • Automated control of façade technologies for sustainable future
  • IconSiam, Bangkok: Luxury Façades - Achieving highest standards through international collaboration
  • IconSiam, Bangkok: Wisdom Hall - Mastering installation challenges
  • MahaNakhon, Bangkok: Rooftop Features - Maximizing elegance by smart engineering
  • Understanding the context of historic cityscape and combining it with progressive architecture
  • Climate and environmental considerations
  • Optimizing geometry and materials use with advanced design tools
  • Cost-effective elegant design is a reality, it only needs an informed and engaged client to harness the skills available
  • Water-tight and easy to use windows, doors and façades are a necessity not a luxury - The sophistication of a society is measured by the sophistication of its buildings & architecture
  • As designers of the built environment, how we have the privilege of giving form to the future but also the responsibility of making the world more like the future we want to live in
  • Today it is increasingly difficult to act meaningfully without vast and in-depth knowledge, without being part of a larger creative community
  • How can design solutions be shaped by inclusive approaches across the various disciplines so that the built form of our cities can evolve into new species of architecture
  • Rochester Commons, Singapore
  • 79 Robinson Road, Singapore
  • Burj Alshaya Four Seasons, Kuwait
  • A review of the latest Singapore Fire Code and its impact on residential façade design
  • Compsoite panels and the Fire Code 2018
  • Singapore Fire Code and façade material performance and acceptability
  • Architectural signature
  • Thermal & visual comfort, solar protection & energy savings
  • Dynamic façades with day/night effect
  • Conformity & suitability to any fire norms & regulations
  • Creating new non-square façades like the Amazon Spheres in the US and The Jewel in Singapore
  • Examining the unique shapes of the Sandcrawler in Singapore and KEB Hana Bank in Korea, which are achieved with bent low-e glass
  • How innovative glass products help to achieve out-of-the-box designs while meeting energy requirements for projects around the globe
  • Optimizing laminated glass in structural, acoustic and decorative applications
  • Expanding laminated glass durability and clarity
  • Transparency and freedom of design
  • Aesthetics, precision and variety of form
  • Energy efficiency, economy and sustainability
  • Façade application key properties
  • Top global projects references
  • How do I build a Dekton façade?
  • Taking cue from UN17 goals for sustainable façade design and construction
  • Designing smart façades for responsible energy consumption, production and recycling
  • How buildings envelopes can help create resilience to environmental issues?
  • Making greener buildings for better well-being and healthier environments inside and outside

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