82nd Edition – Zak World of Façades Turkey

This will be the 82nd edition globally and the 1st edition in Turkey which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
General Manager, FMT Cephe Danışmanlık
Haldun Yilmaz, has a bachelor degree from Bosphorus University in 1989, and masters degree in Industrial Engineering and has various certificates about Facade Engineering from institutions such as İTÜ and CWCT Bath University, alongside the 33 years of work experience...
Founding Principal, Özgüven Mimarlik
Özgüven Architecture and Construction company, which was established in 2004 with its brother Özgür Onur Özgüven including Ankara Center and Istanbul branch, provides services in the field of architectural projects, urban design and construction sector. The success of the company...
General Manager, Werner Sobek Istanbul
Mustafa Alkan is general manager of Werner Sobek’s Istanbul office. Born in the south-west of Germany, he studied Structural Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe and Façade Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg. Having accomplished his diploma,...
Managing Director, FDF Cephe Danışmanlığı
Necdet Bahadir Buluk is MSc facade engineer and the founder of Façade Design Factory (FDF), which is a consultancy and engineering company located in Istanbul and providing international services in different countries, such as Turkey, Georgia, Germany and Malta. He...
Associate Partner, HPP Architects
Bugrahan Şirin graduated from Istanbul Technical University with architectural degree. He won Bauhaus Foundation Scholarship allowing him to participate in the postgraduate urban design program in Germany. After his studies he worked in Turkey, Germany, Russia, and the Netherlands with...
Principal, Melike Altınışık Architects
Melike Altınışık is an award-winning architect, designer and educator, who is dedicated to developing an innovative approach towards architecture, urbanism and design. Her design work has received numerous prestigious design awards including Europe 40 under 40, FEIDAD Design Award 07’...
Product Manager, Technoform Bautec Italia
Fatma Pir has studied mechanical engineering in Izmir Institute of Technology, in her home town. The Erasmus exchange programme has taken her to Italy for 6 months of study in Università degli Studi di Salerno. After bachelor science, she continued...
Group CEO, Priedemann Façade Experts
Lars Anders is the CEO of Priedemann Façade Experts and Façade-Lab Research & Development Center, which accomplishes tasks relating to the façade or building envelope. In this role, He manages and leads along with his managing partners, a team providing...
Director of Design, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
AS+GG Design Director, Alejandro Stochetti AIA, is building an impressive body of international work in all scales and typologies. He embraces the challenges of highly prominent projects with global exposure as well as of smaller, cost-conscious projects, with their own...
Director Application Technology & Marketing - DACH Markets, 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...
Conference Agenda
  • Analysis on façade markets moving from analog to digital
  • Increasing globalisation invites suppliers into emerging markets
  • How Turkish façade specialists have assets to bring into play based on their expertise and digital data, allowing a market entry to be positively supported
  • However, local regulations maintain borderlines and lack of local network and direct experience create risk
  • Exploring the dialogue in between architecture and technology
  • Exploring the architectural formations combine elegance and beauty with math and geometry
  • Exploring the innovative façade concepts that allows inhabitable spaces
  • Climate, post COVID and other challenges
  • Single, double, triple: How many layers a building needs?
  • Sustainable built-in: What matters?
  • How can we design façades which will appear similar when finished in comparison to the initial conceptual visualizations?
  • How can the local market conditions become a critical input in design process in order to reach to a succesfull building façade?
  • What could be the critical junctions in the process of delivering a good functioning, aesthetically sound and yet financially relevant façades?
  • Textile 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 Turkey and abroad
  • Design process, materials and details to address extreme climate with fast-track schedules (Expo 2017 Astana and Introduction to Expo 2020 Dubai)
  • Coordination and collaboration to succeed in a tight schedule with a fixed opening day and collaboration with a Turkish general contractor
  • Making it work: Integration with local and international teams of materials and services providers from across the world
  • Big scale master plans and branded projects: Focusing on ‘Tashkent City’ development
  • The role and impact of building envelopes and façades on sales and marketing strategies
  • The local features and global trends on building envelope and façades
  • Contracting the design, engineering and construction work abroad & history of Turkish companies
  • Differences in featured standards, criteria and priorities according to countries
  • What does it need for planning to work in different geographies abroad
  • U value behind the scenes: the factors influencing thermal break
  • Why The Edge matters
  • Evolution of the insulation solutions
  • Climate change and natural results of it
  • Effects on façade, ‘What should a façade designer consider in design phase?’
  • Sample cases for design failures and recommendations for façade designers
  • Façade deliveries, understanding and mitigating risk
  • The need for FPM
  • Implementation - Players involved and their roles
  • Possible pitfalls and their avoidance
  • Effect on the bottom line


Gökhan Güvendiksoy, Managing Director, Güvendiksoy Façade Consultancy

Event Details
  • 82nd Edition – Zak World of Façades Turkey, June 03, 2021, Marriott Sisli
  • Start Date
    June 3, 2021 8:00 am
  • End Date
    June 3, 2021 3:25 pm
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