82nd Edition – Zak World of Façades Turkey

This was the 82nd edition globally and the 1st edition in Turkey. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Project Manager, A Tasarim Mimarlik
Eyup Hayri Yıldırım has been working as a project manager in A Tasarim Mimarlik Istanbul office since 2013. He took part in the design and implementation project stages of mixed use, housing, culture-public, office, education and health issues. With an...
Executive Partner, Tekeli-Sisa Architects
Mehmet Emin Cakirkaya was born in Istanbul in 1968 and completed his secondary and higher education in Istanbul Private American Robert College. Later on he was graduated from ITU Faculty of Architecture, Architecture Department in 1991. He won Emin Onat...
Founder & Managing Director, Esbau Yapı Sistemleri
She graduated from Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture in 1998. She took various positions in the important companies of the building sector in the field of building materials. She established her own company ESBAU building systems in 2009. In...
Director, Axis Facade Danışmanlık
He graduated from İstanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture in 1996. He worked as site supervisor and Project manager on behalf of facade contractors. He founded his company in 2004 and worked on projects until 2010. During his twenty five...
Founder & Creative Director, BINAA I Building Innovation Arts Architecture (Presented by TurkishGlass)
Burak Pekoğlu studied architecture in USA and had worked in Denmark, Turkey and USA. Burak is a graduate of Harvard University, Graduate School of Design (GSD) with a MArch degree (2011). He received a BS degree, Cum Laude, in Architecture...
Façade Works Chief, Turner Construction
Ufuk graduated from Architecture department of Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture in 1985. From the first years of his profession until today, he has undertaken the construction, facade and roofing works as a contractor with his partners. During...
Partner, Tabanlıoğlu
Çağrı Akay joined the practice in 2006. Prior to joining Tabanlıoğlu Architects, Çağrı worked at Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. (MSR), and ESG Architects, both based in Minneapolis, USA. He has worked on a wide range of cultural, commercial, civic,...
Sales Director, Hydro Building Systems Turkey
Bilal Yeniyurt is the Director of Sales of Hydro Building System Turkey, which is global leader of aluminium production and also architectural aluminium system developer with their respective brands SAPA and WICONA. After he graduated from Business faculty, he studied...
Senior Project Manager, MBY & CWG
Dr. Burak Yilmaz is a senior project manager and has been working at MBY since 2011. His field of specialty is the detailed design, and in particular, the performance-based design structures, non-building structures, building envelopes, and tall buildings. He partakes...
Architectural Glass Product Manager, Şişecam Flat Glass
Esra Aydınoğlu received her Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture in 1994. After graduation, she worked for Erkut Sahinbas Architectural Office, ZD Contruction, Archipel Architectural Office. Her experience includes several projects for education, housing,...
Façade Design Chief, Limak Group of Companies
Rana Kabalak works as the Façade Design Chief of the Central Bank project in Limak. She has worked in many leading companies of the sector.She has taken an active role as project manager, design chief, tender preparation, with projects in...
Business Manager Turkey - Powder Coatings, Axalta
Güldem Acet who is the Business Manager of Axalta Powder Coatings Turkey has taken an active role in many responsibilities such as decision-maker on pricing and sales strategies, proven management & leadership with the ability to apply strategic business, financial...
Head of Sales, Orgadata
Umur Ahmet Duymaz is a Head of Sales of ORGADATA. A global software company, invented LogiKal for the best windows, doors, facades, and curtain wall established and based Leer, Lower Saxony, Germany. He also manages and leads Orgadata Yalizim in...
Owner, MRS Danışmanlık
She graduated from Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Architecture in 1995. She has been working on building façade systems for about 26 years and continues to work on sustainability. She designed the antibacterial system used in operating theatres. She took...
Director, Bağlan Mimarlık
He completed his undergraduate education in 1999 and his graduate studies in Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture in 2002 and graduated as a Master Architect. Between 2002 and 2004, he completed his doctorate studies in Yıldız Technical University “Building...
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 a 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, France and...
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 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...
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 design techniques through generative processes of technological, material and computational innovation
  • Exploring the innovative facade 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?
  • 21st century technologies granting a panoply of methodologies for facade design aiming efficiency next to creativity
  • Personal narratives about the time, place and context communicating with the urban flow through Façades
  • Case Studies of Tabanlioglu Architects' work across the globe inquiring issues of design, decision making, tectonics and technology
  • Design engineering: Complex to buildable
  • Research: Material limitations, geometry optimization, streamlined process and methodology
  • Making architecture in the 21st Century
  • 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
  • Şişecam at a glance
  • Miraculous solutions
  • Dreams, Perspectives, Needs
  • Design and labourship failures
  • Design principles for intersection of opaque claddings and transparent units
  • 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 brand 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
  • Drawbacks of chemical anodization and advantages of powder coating
  • Ideal solution: Powder coatings Class 1 & 2
  • Difference between qualities
  • U value behind the scenes: The factors influencing thermal break
  • Why the edge matters
  • Evolution of the insulation solutions
  • Fire in a modern building & need of fire safety
  • Fire safety regulations; Material classification and fire reaction rating
  • Fire spread precautions in facade design
  • Digitalization in window automation: Maximum efficiency with demand-controlled ventilation
  • Façade as an instrument of fire safety: Smoke and heat extraction
  • Inspected quality + Certified safety = NSHEV
  • 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?
  • Free-form system optimization: Reasons for it and choosing the most viable solutions for custom-made projects
  • Is the structural design of a 25m span hybrid glass-metal fin supported by a 50m span steel truss in a seismic-prone region, an issue of only structural engineers?
  • Is it feasible to transport a pedestrian corridor with a length of 250m with façades on it?
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