93rd Edition – Zak World of Façades France

This will be the 93rd edition globally and the 2nd edition in Paris. It 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
Project Manager, Eckersley O'Callaghan
Pierre graduated as a structural engineer in 2015, and has specialized in façade engineering since 2013. He worked for several parisian and international design offices before joining Eckersley O’Callaghan in 2019. With a strong multidisciplinary training at a high scientific...
Responsable Bureau étude de prix, PMN
Passionate about aluminium joinery, and with 20 years of experience in facades, he participates in the study and implementation of projects, in correlation with the project owners, architects, and facade designers. His interest in aluminium joinery and construction has led...
Programs Director, Nacarat
Rémi FOULON is a building engineer with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He began his career in 2006 in the construction industry with Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France. In 2013, his career took a new direction, in project management. With the...
Head of RFR Paris, RFR
David Fabié is the director of the RFR agency, which specialises in structural and facade design. An X-Ponts engineer by training, he holds a Master’s degree from the Villette School of Architecture. He has participated in the construction of all...
Senior Partner, ArtBuild Architects
Born in London and raised in Jamaica, Steven studied biology at Western University and architecture at the Architectural Association. As a partner with ArtBuild architects, he steers the development and application of bio-adaptive design principles, seeking new ways to fuse...
Technical Director, Hardel Le Bihan Architectes
Léonardo worked for 15 years in a structural and façade design office, first at RFR and then at T/E/S/S (integrated at the time of its creation in 2007). He worked on a wide range of ambitious projects, from complex geometric...
Project Manager, ETAMINE
Gaia Alliney was an architect from 2000 to 2007 and worked with several agencies in Italy and Paris. Since 2007, she has specialised in Paris (with the design offices Penicaud Green Building, SNC Lavalin, Edeis) in environmental quality and building...
Building Enveloppe Projects Director, Builders and Partners
Nikelina Bineri is façade project director at Builders and Partners, Vertical Sea group. She is a graduate architect of the Polytechnic University of Tirana. After 8 years working as an architect, she moved to France to specialize in Cultural Heritage...
Partner, Chaix & Morel et Associés
Jan Horst was born in Hamburg, Germany. After studying architecture in London in 2000, he joined Norman Foster and Partners, Massimiliano Fuksas Architecture in Paris and in 2008 he joined Chaix & Morel et Associés. Today, he is an associate...
Partner, Impulse Partners
Antoine joined Impulse in 2014 after 7 years of experience in R&D and product innovation in the construction sector and successful intrapreneurial experience in BIM, prefabrication, and smart building. Antoine graduated from Mines Paristech, with an MBA and is preparing...
Co-Founder, ChartierDalix
Frédéric Chartier co-founded ChartierDalix with his partner Pascale Dalix in 2008. Their success has come following consistent and commendable international projects such as the Ternes-Villiers site in the “Reinventing Paris” and the Demain Montparnasse competition to rehabilitate the Tour Montparnasse...
Business Unit Director - Europe, SageGlass
Francis Cholley has a 28-year experience at Saint-Gobain, where he managed the automotive glass business in Japan, Thailand and China before moving back to Japan to take the helm of the Insulation business. After a last position as Country CEO...
Project Manager, Bollinger+Grohmann
Thomas Soumahoro graduated in Building Engineering from ESTP in 2016. After an experience as a Site Engineer, he specialized in computational design and parametric architecture at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, through the 18-months Advanced Master “Design by Data”. This research-based...
Architect, Co-Head, Baumschlager Eberle Architekten
Mathias Bernhardt is a graduate architect from the Paris Belleville School of Architecture. From 2009 to 2016, he was associated with Baumschlager Eberle Architekten as local architect for their first two buildings in France, in Boulogne Billancourt and Dieppe. In...
Project Manager, ARCORA
An engineer and architect, Maria Carbonell chose to have a dual education with the aim of broadening her view of the entire construction process. She joined Arcora in 2011 and developed technical skills in façade physics and rehabilitation issues. After...
Project Manager, ARCORA
Arnaud Clavreul is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Paris. His experiences within large project management companies have led him to deepen two major subjects: the energy transition and the collaborative digital model for the building industry. Within Arcora,...
Associate, Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Erik Volz, Associate Architect at Renzo Piano Building Workshop for the past 25 years, is a graduate of the University of Stuttgart (Dipl. Ing. 1985 – 1991) as an architect and planner. He has been trained in energy and sustainability,...
Deputy Managing Director, VP & Green
Thomas Souchon graduated as an engineer-architect from the INSA in Lyon. He holds a master’s degree from the École nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Malaquais and oversaw the facade division at Elioth until 2014. He has been with VP&Green for eight years,...
Deputy Directeur, Elioth by Egis
Guillaume is a qualified architect and engineer. After ten years as an architect with Sophie Berthelier Architecture working on many buildings in France, he joined Elioth by Egis in 2013 and became a director in 2021. A specialist in construction,...
Director of Environment and Digital, AREP
Since February 2020, Emilie Hergott has been AREP’s deputy director in charge of the environment and digital. An engineer and architect by training, she began her career at RFR, contributing in particular to the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Contemporary Art...
French market manager, Technoform Glass Insulation
In 2006, when we started Technoform Glass Insulation activity in France, the Insulating Glass Units (IGUs) edge bond were almost all equipped with aluminum spacers and the Warm Edge market was close to 0%; Today, the Warm Edge segment represents...
Senior Partner, 3XN
Senior Partner Stig Vesterager Gothelf leads 3XN/GXN Architect’s health and education projects such as the new 68,000m2 North Wing extension to Copenhagen’s university hospital and a new 58,000 m2 children’s hospital in Copenhagen, Mary Elizabeth’s Hospital, due to open in...
Since December 2018, Raphaël Ménard has been president of AREP, an interdisciplinary and international architecture agency, a subsidiary of SNCF Gares & Connexions. An engineer and architect by training, he began his career at RFR, contributing in particular to the...
Principal Architect & Director, Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
Manuelle Gautrand was born in Marseille (France), graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Montpellier as a DPLG architect and set up her own practice in 1991, living and working in Paris. As principal architect of MANUELLE GAUTRAND ARCHITECTURE,...
Area Manager, Edgetech Europe
Fabrice KELLER is Area Manager of Edgetech Europe GmbH and serves on its Sales Development Department to expend Super Spacer® Technology in several countries like French speaking regions plus South-East Europe. Before named Aera Manager, in January 2020, Fabrice was...
Façades and Partitions Market Manager - Environmental Marketing Manager, Saint-Gobain Glass
Isabelle Pires has been Façades and Partitions Market Manager for Saint-Gobain Glass Bâtiment France since November 2005 and is responsible for promoting innovative solutions for these two markets. In July 2021, she was also appointed Environment Manager in the marketing...
Head of Façade Engineering, Schüco International
Stefan carries a doctoral degree in structural engineering and has further accomplishments in Business Administration and Management of Vlerick Business School. With more than 20 years of experience in the building and construction industry, he is an experienced head of...
Technical Consultant, Serge Ferrari Stamisol
Allan has worked in the building services industry for over 30 years; holding several senior positions of Managing Director and Vice President for ventilation manufacturing companies. For the past 9 years has worked via his consultancy business, focusing on smoke...
Head of Façades, A. 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 of the Building Envelope Department, VINCI Construction France - BATEG - CBC
Technical Director, VS-A
Robert-Jan van Santen graduated in Architecture from UPA3 Versailles, France. He worked for 4 years in “Atelier de Paris” with Renzo Piano in Paris. He set up his own consulting firm focusing on building envelopes, “Bureau d’études façade van SANTEN”...
Co-Founder, T/E/S/S
Tom GRAY is associate director of T/E/S/S atelier d’ingéniérie, which he co-founded in 2007 with Matt KING and Bernard VAUDEVILLE. He qualified as an architect from University College Dublin, Ireland. He is registered as an architect in France, and is...
Projects and Key Accounts Manager, Schüco International SCS
Alexandre Krupka began his career with Schüco in 2002 as Marketing Manager in the Solar division. In that role, he grew the business as a result of introducing and ensuring certification of products in the French market, working in coordination...
High Performance Product Manager, Kuraray Europe
Björn Sandén has been working 27 years with interlayers for laminated glass, especially focusing on architectural applications. Interlayers for laminated glass such as Trosifol PVB and SentryGlas® have been key to improve safety, structural performance, acoustic performance and decorative possibilities...
Deputy Managing Director, Schüco International SCS
Having graduated in general engineering from the Ecole des Arts et Métiers, François Gillardeau completed his marketing training with a Master’s degree from ESSEC. Having joined Schüco in 2007, he took over as head of its Aluminium Division in 2010,...
Managing Director, Schüco International SCS
With a lifelong passion for construction and architecture, Jacques Llados has developed a new business strategy based on a detailed understanding of markets, a tailormade product offering and a well-developed culture of leadership… for the benefit of end-user customers via...
Associate Director, Eckersley O'Callaghan
Mitsu has worked in Paris for more than 20 years leading French and International projects for renowned architects including Heatherwick, NBBJ, Stanton Williams, BIG, Arep, SAANA, Studiogang and Morphosis. Her expertise focuses on highly technical structures and envelopes, often with...
Specification Manager France, Akzonobel
Nadia Rouquette is French Specification Manager at AkzoNobel Powder Coatings. Bachelor’s in management from Toulouse Business School. With 29 years in Coating Industry (liquid and powder) and several jobs as Account Manager, Key Account Manager, French Marketing Manager, she was...
Conference Agenda
  • Contextual elements: the architecture of the 5 shocks
  • Passive solar and bioclimatism: Some theoretical results
  • Case study: AREP and solar architecture at the service of train stations
  • Nastic plant movements inspire parametric geometry
  • Memory shape materials eliminate need for motorisation
  • Low carbon approach to increasing needs for thermal comfort
  • A comprehensive approach for a sustainable building envelope
  • Innovative façade solutions addressing today´s and tomorrow´s challenges
  • A unitized curtain wall system platform to configure individual and complex façade solutions
  • The carbon impact of façade materials
  • Limits of environmental data
  • Configurable environmental data for a shared and less carbon-intensive design
  • Placing an over façade to the exterior of a conventional façade
  • Project case studies
  • Identity and diversity in façade design
  • Human scale in healthcare architecture
  • Benefits of a three dimensional façade design
  • Addressing the elephant of climate crisis in the room through intelligent and sustainable façades : One buildingding cluster at a time
  • RT2012 versus RE2020: comparison, key figures and strategy to reach the objectives
  • How has the E+C plan helped mould the way we design out buildings now on?
  • To what extent can we make the façade contribute to the targets if halving building emissions by 2030?
  • Façades of a fully decarbonised building: What will the trends look like to hold ground of the targets?

Guillaume Meunier

  • Transforming the existing building to the requirements of offices in the 21st century
  • Giving a new identity
  • Revealing the spatial and constructive qualities of the building
  • Analysing the strategy for intervening on an old building while creating a modern and sophisticated façade
  • Focussing on the ceramic “Picots”, plastic elements characterizing of the façade of Dolce & Gabbana Store
  • Challenges with modern building design
  • Glass as a hazard for birds
  • Designing with Trosifol® & Sentryglas® BirdSecure
  • Successfully designing the façade
  • Involving multiple stakeholders for a fruitful discussion and execution

Robert-Jan van Santen

  • Echoing a geographical and historical context
  • In response to a program
  • With the climate emergency in sight
  • Care about the “3T’s”: Not only fire safety, but also water proofness and breathability
  • Building types applicable for LCM
  • What technical data you have to look for and what EN standards and independent test certs are essential
  • Preserving the value of the existing fabric
  • Putting the circular economy at the heart of a heritage project
  • Recycling the glass and restoring the metal cladding
  • Durabilities
  • Comparison of standards
  • Trend colors and new façade finishes
  • The benefits of an external air barrier to limit penetrations
  • Detailing of building design: Reveals and penetrations
  • Hygrothermal (i.e. WUFI) assessment methods
  • Principles applied to the facade design of our projects
  • Research and principle of the biodiverse wall developed within the agency
  • The construction startup ecosystem in France and at Station F
  • The construction industry's appetite for startups
  • Some relevant examples for the façade industry
  • Enabling a connected building
  • Having a smart glass experience
  • Offering well-being to building occupants
  • Reversibility, a new philosophy for building a more resilient and sustainable city
  • A more efficient and reasoned use of resources: carbon footprint and reuse
  • The enhancement of heritage, an urban opportunity and an issue of identification of the territory
  • Safety and economy of means: finding the right project balance
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Event Details
  • Start Date
    June 23, 2022 8:00 am
  • End Date
    June 23, 2022 3:25 pm
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