83rd Edition – Zak World of Façades Germany

This will be the 83rd edition globally and the 2nd edition in Germany 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
Technical Sales Manager - Thermal Insulation, Evonik
Oliver Jung is responsible for the sales and customer consulting in the Central and Eastern Europe for Evonik’s high-performance insulation material CALOSTAT®. He holds two degrees in Engineering from the Universities of Applied Sciences of Mainz and Wiesbaden. He has...
Studio Director, MVRDV
Sven Thorissen currently oversees MVRDV’s Das Studio, explicitly focused on growing the office’s profile and portfolio in Germany. Sven Thorissen returned to MVRDV in early 2019 after a 12 year-hiatus, a considerable period of which he was working as Concept...
Partner, Schneider+Schumacher
Astrid Wuttke, partner at the architectural office schneider+schumacher, studied architecture at the Technical University of Darmstadt and ETSA Barcelona. In 2017 she was appointed to the Hessian State Monument Council as a representative of the Chamber of Architects. 2021, she...
Associate, BuroHappold Engineering
Anke’s role focuses on providing advice to clients and architects on the planning and optimisation of facades. She manages the team in designing facades, providing cost estimates, preparing specifications, managing project pre-construction service agreements, and managing project tenders with potential...
Managing Director, CMA cyrus|moser|architekten
Partner / Managing Director - Munich, Henning Larsen
Werner Frosch is a partner at Henning Larsen Architects and managing director of the Munich branch. He is an experienced project manager and project direc-tor, and has managed various large-scale projects in Scandinavia and Germany, which are characterized by sustainability...
Principal, Meixner Schlüter Wendt
Claudia Meixner is an architect and founding partner of MEIXNER SCHLÜTER WENDT in Frankfurt am Main. The office realizes projects of various scales and typologies, from spatial installations to high-rise buildings and urban developments. All projects are based on a...
Director, Behnisch Architekten
Stefan Rappold, born in 1966 in Stuttgart, finished an apprenticeship as a carpenter before studying architecture at the University of Stuttgart, where he obtained his diploma in 1995. He then worked in several practices including Behnisch & Partner before joining...
Country Director - Germany & Netherlands, Saint-Gobain 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...
Partner, HPP
Klaus Schmidt was born in Stuttgart in 1965. After completing his architectural studies at the Technical University of Stuttgart and the University of Kaiserslautern, he worked for HPP in Cologne and Stuttgart from 1992 to 1995. After a station at...
Senior Project Partner, Drees & Sommer
David Schenke studied architecture at the TU Dresden, Polytechnika Wroclawska and at the TU Munich, where he graduated in 2000. From 2000 to 2012 he worked as a project manager and design director in large, international construction projects in Germany...
Director, Schlaich Bergermann Partner
Christoph Paech, born 1978, Dipl.-Ing., 1999-2004 Study of Civil Engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, specialization in Structural Design; 2004-2009 Engineer with sbp, Stuttgart; 2009-2011 Engineer with sbp, New York; since 2011 Engineer with sbp, Stuttgart; since 2013 Manager...
Associate Director - Façade Engineering, Arup
Since August 2004 Andreas has been working at Arup as a façade consultant. He manages national and international projects in the fields of culture, administration, education as well as science and industry. The development of conceptual designs by international working...
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...
Associate, UNStudio
Tina is Senior Architect and Associate at UNStudio in Amsterdam and since 2017 responsible for the design coordination of the project FOUR Frankfurt. With its four towers and its multi-functional podium, FOUR is one of the most important and biggest...
Head of Sales Europe and Middle East, Vector Foiltec
Phil Schneider is Head of Sales Europe & Middle East and is 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...
Sales Manager Europe, Vector Foiltec
Geoffrey Walters is a Sales Manager for the region Central Europe. He has worked for Vector Foiltec for the last 8 years. One of his main objectives is the development of the Scandinavian market. He is a British Structural Engineer,...
Senior Manager-Market Development EMEA, Kuraray
Jochen is working since more than 15 years in the construction & glass industry. Now responsible for high performance interlayers like Trosifol PVB and Sentryglas for laminated safety glass in EMEA with an focus on architectural applications.
Business Consultant Architecture, AkzoNobel
Dominique has a master’s degree in Architecture Media Management and joined AkzoNobel Powder Coatings (Interpon) in 2011 as member of the global specification team. In this role he supports architects, façade consultants, main contractors, cladding sub-contractors and powder applicators on...
Partner, Bollinger + Grohmann Consulting
Daniel Pfanner rejoined Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure in 2010 after he had already been working as a project manager in our team from 2003 to 2008 and is Partner since 2011. In 2007 and 2008 he set up and established...
Lead Technical Manager – Architecture, Outokumpu
Joern Teipel studied Physics in Bonn, Germany, and at The Ohio State University in Columbus, USA, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2006 in the field of nonlinear optics. He began his professional career in 2006 at a technical consultancy...
General Manager, Technoform North America
Helen has over 25 years’ experience in the glass industry and in architectural glass coatings, insulating glass fabrication, fenestration thermal zone technology, and dynamic glazing.  She has a M.A. in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) and Ph.D. in Surface Science from the University...
Associate Director, Skidmore Owings and Merrill
Martin Liepmann has 20 years’ experience gained delivering a variety of challenging projects around the world. At Skidmore Owings and Merrill, he is a Senior Leader within the London office, where he excels in understanding the technical challenges and solutions...
Director Application Technology and Project Sales International, Hydro Building Systems
Werner Jager, Dr.-Ing., has over 20 years of international experience in the creation and management of multi-location teams as well as profound competence in the engineering and design of building envelopes. Since 2017, he is the Director of Technical Marketing...
Managing Director and Partner, Werner Sobek
Dr. Lucio Blandini studied structural engineering at the Universities of Catania and Bologna before moving to the University of Stuttgart. There he obtained his Ph.D. at the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK). In this context, he developed...
Conference Agenda
  • Critical glance on peculiarities in façade engineering in Germany in the age of human-induced climate change and digital design
  • Preserving the spirit of a building – while carefully adapting to today's requirements for a comfortable envelope
  • Reaching flexible exhibition concepts with contemporary technology in line with heritage listed building stipulations
  • Achieving uniform illumination of the exhibition halls by daylight and an additional lighting system
  • Occupant comfort and health
  • High energy efficiency
  • Maximizing the building value
  • Case studies
  • Adaptive facades, complex geometries, design-to-production – New challenges and opportunities
  • How to combine transparency with minimized materials and maximized sustainability and user comfort
  • Best practice showcases from Germany and abroad
  • Current challenges in insulation
  • How does it work - slim, safe, and sustainable?
  • Examples in the application - Generate value with CALOSTAT®
  • Iconic standalone or embedded in the urban context – Impact area?
  • Architectural design intent and bespoke unitized façade – What for?
  • Carbon footprint – Does material choice matter?
  • New modular façades
  • Solving the heat-noise conflict
  • Design for circularity
  • KoolKiel – Showing culture
  • WERK12 – Showing attitude
  • Expo 2000 – Showing possibilities
  • How can sustainable solutions be integrated in architecture?
  • How can architectural quality be developed on the basis of a sustainable optimization?
  • What role has the façade?
  • Façade in wood
  • Façade renovated
  • Façade transformed
  • Identity through Context responsiveness and smart design
  • Diversified user experience through tactile and sensory-rich façades
  • Resilience through user flexibility and modular construction
  • Safety and security glazing
  • Acoustic guidelines for effective noise reduction with laminated safety glass
  • Decision making framework for embodied carbon in buildings
  • Relative contributions components and processing on the embodied carbon of insulating glass
  • Operational versus embodied carbon - optimizing insulating glass durability
  • 10 design principles
  • What do we know and what do we not know
  • What is next?
  • Materials for lightweight façades
  • Latest developments and concepts
  • Case studies
  • 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
  • An intelligent, custom-built envelope with an ecologically sustainable design ensuring an ideally lit working environment
  • Fixed exterior sun-protection system that adapts to the sun’s position through the seasons and at different times of day, controlling the amount of daylight entering the building
  • A successful symbiosis of functionality and outward appearance with an ultra-functional skin: A distinctive emblem for the “three stripes brand”
  • Sustainable features of stainless steel
  • Available surface finishes and their influence on aesthetical appearance
  • Exploiting the durable nature of stainless steel by selecting a suitable grade
  • Performance standards and benefits of powder coatings
  • Specification of powder coatings
  • Recent innovations & track record
  • Case study of 'The Cradle' in Düsseldorf's Media Harbour
  • With an integral façade that is much more than a building shell
  • From linear to circular economy
  • Case study of Dornbuschkirche/ Frankfurt am Main
  • Case study of highrise building AXIS/ Frankfurt am Main and HENNINGER TURM/ Frankfurt am Main
  • Case study of Evangelische Stadtakademie RÖMER 9/ Frankfurt am Main
  • With ambitious targets being set, how can the façade spectrum be put to best use to deliver efficient buildings?
  • Should you have to choose between aesthetics and performance of façades? Making the righteous choice
  • Delivering the green most façade of Europe: Is bio-adaptive façade the new norm in making?
  • Enhancing the life cycle and reducing the waste: Making the façade construction industry circular
Event Details
  • 83rd Edition – Zak World of Façades Germany, November 04, 2021
  • Start Date
    November 4, 2021 8:00 am
  • End Date
    November 4, 2021 6:30 pm
  • Status
    Upcoming
  • Location
  • Category
  • Address
    The Squaire, 60549 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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