98th Edition – Zak World of Façades Denmark

This will be the 98th edition globally and the 1st edition in Denmark which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

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Speakers and Panelists
Façade Specialist, BIG
Roberto is a building envelope design specialist with a background in architecture, engineering and manufacturing and broad range of experience in a variety of projects, through which he was able to gain a strong and comprehensive understanding of multiple markets,...
Director of Sustainability, BIG
Tore Banke is Director of Sustainability at BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group and is responsible for developing and executing the Sustainability strategies at BIG CPH. Leading a group of interdisciplinary specialists (Architects, engineers, researchers, and computational designers), Tore and his...
Senior Specialist, COWI
Mr. Rasmus Ingomar Petersen is heading the international consultancy company COWI’s façade engineering group located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Rasmus is developing façade engineering as a consultancy service on the Scandinavian market, where this engineering discipline has not yet been recognized...
CEO and Facade Specialist, CW|A
Martin started early in his engineering degree to focus on glass and facades. After his structural engineering degree in Denmark, he studied business engineering and then moved to Germany to study a facade engineering degree in Detmold, Germany. Since, Martin...
Vice Director, Werner Sobek Copenhagen
Marco Baur is born near Stuttgart, Germany. After having studied Architecture with an emphasis on computational design at the University of Stuttgart, he started working at Werner Sobek on complex geometry facades, first in Stuttgart, then in New York City,...
Specialist Manager - Façades, Ramboll
Søren Peter Kristensen is Chief Specialist and Specialist Manager at Ramboll Facade Engineering + Art Andersen & Copenhagen. The multidisciplinary knowledge and practical approach, gives Søren and his team of façade experts the possibility to make a difference on how...
Marketing Director - Glass Façade Market, Saint-Gobain Glass
Educated as an engineer in physics and chemistry at ESPCI Paris, Pascal Chartier has more than 35 years of experience in the glass industry, occupying several positions in the Saint-Gobain Group. Starting in R&D at Saint-Gobain Research Paris, by working...
Associate Professor - Façade Design and Engineering, University of Southern Denmark
Nebojsa Jakica is an Associate Professor in Facade Design and Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). He holds a Ph.D. in Technology and Design for the Environment and Buildings (TEPAC) from Politecnico di Milano. He collaborated with multiple...
Business Development Manager - Scandinavia, SageGlass
Jacob holds a bachelor in marketing and has been with SageGlass Saint-Gobain for since 2017.
Head of Department - Technical and Construction Evaluation, NCC
Partner, Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects
Head of Materials, Henning Larsen
Martha Lewis is Head of Materials at Henning Larsen, where she established an office-wide material database identifying healthy, ethical, and environmentally tenable materials. She has recently launched a carbon literacy course for architects, “Unboxing Carbon,” communicating the essentials of decarbonization...
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...
Director, Bunch Bygningsfysik
Tommy Bunch-Nielsen has worked as consulting engineer for more than 40 years and are specialised in Building Physics. He has been involved in at large number of research project regarding the building envelope with facades and roofs as main topics....
Head of Project, AP Pension
Morten Leen is responsible for some of the major development projects with special focus on office and retail. He is responsible for AP Pension Fund´s sustainability strategy for property investments. AP Pension strategy is to enter into the projects early,...
Head of Department - Civil and Architectural Engineering, Aarhus University
Professor Mikkel K. Kragh is Head of Department, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Aarhus University, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Denmark. Mikkel is currently establishing a new engineering department as part of a major restructure at the Faculty of...
Partner, Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter
Malene Hjortsø Kyndesen has been employed at Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects since 2002 and was appointed partner in 2020. She is engaged in architecture’s role in a larg- er global perspective and her curiosity drives the development processes of the...
Partner, C.F. Møller Architects
Lone Wiggers is an architect and partner in C.F. Møller Architects. C.F. Møller Architects has app. 350 employees in a total of eight branches in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, and Germany. Lone Wiggers works with strategy and concept development as...
Partner | Head of Projects, Dorte Mandrup
Kasper Pilemand is Partner at Dorte Mandrup with responsibility for public and cultural projects. Kasper has overseen many of the studio’s important and award-winning buildings, including the Icefjord Center, Wadden Sea Centre, Valencia, and Jægersborg Water Tower. Kasper is an...
Façade Engineer, COWI
After his training as a structural engineer in Delft, Jaap has worked on a range of project in both Scandinavia and the Middle East. Later in his career, his focus has become a combination of façade engineering, structural engineering and...
Partner, Arkitema
As Partner in Arkitema, Dorthe Keis has the architectural and commercial responsibility for several of the studio’s significant projects, in both the public and the private sector. For more than 25 years she has been working actively in creating beautiful...
Sales Director - Active Glass, AGC Glass Europe
Bassel Glore is Sales Director and Business Development Manager at AGC Glass Europe for the Active Glass solutions: SunEwat and Glassiled. AGC is the world leader in flat glass and its Active Glass division fully commits to developing the right...
Business Manager - CALOSTAT, Evonik
Tobias Wild-Blatt is a Business Manager for CALOSTAT (high performance thermal insulation and fire protection) at Evonik. He has studied Architecture and holds an eMBA degree from the Maastricht School of Management. In his current role he is promoting CALOSTAT...
Senior Associate and Project Architect, Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Sveinung Chercka-Simonsen joined Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in 2010. He is a skilled Design Architect who works in both the concept development and competition departments. Throughout the years, he has worked up a portfolio of various projects in Scandinavia and...
Head of Façade Design, Henning Larsen
Steen Elsted Andersen is Head of facade design at Henning Larsen. Steen is educated as a Constructing Architect and Designer with more than 20 years of experience in facade, roof, and envelope constructions. Steen completed a Master of Science in...
Founder & Creative Director, 3XN
Kim Herforth Nielsen is the Founder and a Senior Partner of 3XN. Since founding the company in 1986, Kim has been the creative driving force behind 3XN. He functions as the creative director and has overall responsibility for the architectural...
Head of Façades, 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, 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...
Head of Sales EMEA, Vector Foiltec
Phil Schneider is Head of Sales EMEA and responsible for the implementation of global sales processes within the Vector Foiltec Group. With a view on technology and engineering, but also on processes, overall solutions and the clients view, he was...
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...
Head of Business Development Glass, HB Fuller | Kömmerling
Christian Scherer is Head of Business Development Glass at H.B.Fuller/Kömmerling. In his current role he has the global lead within the business unit to further develop the (smart) glass, façade & structural glazing applications of the Kömmerling IG sealant and...
Marketing Director - iWin®, Saint-Gobain Glass
Educated as an architect and urban planner at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany, Andreas Bittis was editor for ARCH+ and a freelance journalist for various architectural magazines on and offline. Consequently he worked in several architectural practices; Rhinescheme (Beijing)...
Head of Engineering, Schüco UK
Stefan has over ten years of experience in the façade industry and holds a PhD in Structural Engineering from his native Bulgaria. He has worked on an array of challenging projects across Europe and the Middle East. Stefan specialises in complex façade...
Partner, Buro Happold
After completing a degree in Architectural Engineering Anna joined the Façade Engineering team at BuroHappold in 2007. Anna is currently an Director responsible for leading both façade specific and multi-disciplinary projects as well as managing the façade team resources. Anna...
Director of 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...
Global Strategic Market Director - Building Science, Dow
Jean has developed and lead the implementation of global market strategy to deliver financial results to the business. He coordinates marketing 4P implementation in the different regions through a team of regional marketers. Jean has develop a sustainable innovation growth...
Projects Manager, Elval Colour
Efthimios Zizos is a Civil Engineer and he is for the last 7 years, Projects Manager of Elval Colour. He has more than 17 years’ experience in the field of building constructions and specifically in envelope façades/roofing. His current role...
Conference Agenda
  • "There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in" – designing with nature in mind
  • Contextual sensibility
  • Translating concept and performance into form
  • Research
  • Circular economy and emissions
  • Green façades
  • The contemporary façade within the context of global carbon emissions discussion
  • Selected façade design strategies for improved sustainability
  • The benefits of local fabrication
  • Enabling a connected building
  • Having a smart glass experience
  • Offering well-being to building occupants
  • Façades – past and present projects
  • The poetic and tactile language of the building façades
  • Technical and tectonic aspects of the façade
  • Low carbon glass for the façade market: Now a reality!
  • iWin® – the only REAL Digital Twin
  • From recycling to circular economy
  • Macro/Micro_Urban scale/Human scale
  • Biophilic architecture_Inside out/Outside in
  • The façade design_Tradition and New
  • Nordbro residential tower
  • Movie theater in Nordhavn
  • Residential buildings at Stejlepladsen
  • The Theory of Evolution shall change how we design facades
  • How to work with new and reused materials in innovative solutions
  • Designed by standards or Engineered to HOLISTIC AND SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
  • Approach to façade design that offers a safer and simplified system
  • Energy efficiency improvements from airtightness modelling can improve the built up wall design
  • Unique market leading technology that is being welcomed into the façade industry and by warranty providers
  • How to design large buildings in Copenhagen
  • References to the city’s industrial heritage
  • ‘There is no life without aesthetics’
  • Challenges in new façade designs
  • ACP forming solutions
  • Case studies
  • Maersk Tower, extension of the Panum complex at the University of Copenhagen
  • Carlsberg Central Office
  • WoodHub, Government Office Hub, Odense
  • Light-weight architecture with ETFE foil
  • Building in existing structures: Utilization of vacant spaces with ETFE roofs
  • Renovation with ETFE: Refurbishment of facades and roofs
  • Varying roles within a single discipline – collaborative engineering to unlock design potential
  • Linking an increasingly specialised world to true design intent
  • Evaluating the impact of the façade and the opportunity for designing net zero carbon
  • First façade silicones verified by PAS 2060 standard for carbon neutrality
  • Reducing the environmental impact of buildings, achieving better green-building certification ratings and helping limit the creation of greenhouse gases (GHGs)
  • Supporting our carbon-neutral silicones with verified carbon neutrality certificates
  • The function of a wind barrier
  • Type of materials used for wind barriers and laboratory test of materials
  • Magnesium oxide boards as wind barriers in moist climates
  • From early sketches to production drawings
  • Natural ventilation in a urban context
  • Integrate building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) in retrofitting projects to increase circularity and sustainability in our cities
    What does the fourth industrial revolution mean to the design and engineering of façades of the future? We are experiencing a global technological revolution and the ‘archaic’ construction sector is at a crossroads. The global challenges of climate and the environment in combination with rapid urbanization calls for radical change in a highly fragmented sector, where definitions of disciplines and construction practice do not readily lend themselves to swift transformation and innovation. Technology and engineering may offer some of the possible solutions, but the challenges of the necessary transformation are formidable and will require new mindsets and new capabilities.

  • Automation of design and fabrication
  • Automation of design and fabrication
  • Machine learning
  • Digital twins
  • Extended reality

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