105th Edition – Zak World of Façades Poland

This will be the 105th edition globally and the 1st edition in Poland which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

Speakers & Panelists
Structural Engineer, Studio Profil
Director, Chapman Taylor
Rafał Giersz is a Polish Director of Chapman Taylor – an international London based architectural practice with 14 offices worldwide. Has worked as an architect not just in Poland, but also in the UK. Currently responsible for business development in...
Associate Director, Chapman Taylor
Mariusz Wróblewski is an Associate Director of Chapman Taylor – an international London based architectural practice with 14 offices worldwide. Supports the team with his professional experience and wide technical knowledge. Studied architecture at the Łódź Polytechnic.
Architect, MVRDV
Alexander Forsch (DE) joined MVRDV in 2018 as a project leading Designer and Researcher as part of the MVRDV in house R&D Group focusing on carbon reduction and alternative ecological materials for future projects. His main responsibilities include creating sustainability...
Architect | Partner, Grupa 5 Architekci
M.Sc. arch. Maciej Lewandowski graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology, he also holds a scholarship from the Faculty of Architecture at Kungliga Tekniska Hogkskolan in Stockholm. Between 2004 and 2008, he worked as the...
Partner, Kuryłowicz & Associates
Mgr inż. arch. Maria Saloni-Sadowska graduated with honours from the Warsaw University of Technology Faculty of Architecture. She has worked at Kuryłowicz&Associates Architecture Studio since 1995. Currently, she is the Partner and Chief Architect managing a multiple-member team of architects....
Senior Façade Consultant, AESG
Alicja is a Senior Façade Consultant at AESG Dubai with extensive international façade consulting experience, which she gained while working as a Façade Consultant USA, UK, and UAE. She has comprehensive knowledge about façade systems and materials and sound skills...
Business Development Director, MAS Design
Artur Sokołowski is the Director of MAS Design, and Facades Consultants, a consultant bureau in Warsaw, Poland. Following his graduation from Civil Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology, he worked in SCHUCO, Kingspan Environmental, and many facade companies in the...
Project Manager, Technoform Poland
Dr. Barbara Muir is a Project Manager at Technoform Poland and Post Doc at AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland. After completing her Masters degree in Chemical Technology, she continued her scientific career through a doctorate at...
Colour Expert and Specification Leader Poland, Axalta Coating Systems
Beata joined Axalta in 2019 as the specification Leader in Poland. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Wrocław University of Technology and did a postgraduate in digital media at SWPS. Beata is supporting architects, engineers, aluminium system...
Senior Façade Consulting Engineer, HB Reavis
Daniel Miernik is the Senior Consulting Engineer in HB Reavis Group, which accomplishes tasks relating to the façade in Polish, German and UK market. He has been involved in the successful realization of flagship HB Reavis projects such as 310...
Country Manager - Poland, Renson® Ventilation & Sunprotection
Grzegorz Bobela is a graduate of the Wrocław University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering. He took his first steps in the facade industry as a technical consultant at SCHÜCO, later also being the coordinator of the facility consulting department....
Marketing & Product Development Manager, Proventuss Polska
Krzysztof has over 13 years of vast experience in the construction industry above all in the field of curtain walls façades, hydro-insulation, thermo-insulation, building envelope and fire protection. Starting his Proventuss career as a Sales and Technical Advisor he has...
Co-Founder, Medusa Group
Lukasz Zagala was born in 1972 in Zabrze. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. After graduation, he worked in the office of P.P. Pabel Architekten in Berlin, Germany and at the...
Green Building Department Director, Sweco Polska
Marcin Gawroński, PhD is the Director of the Green Building Department at Sweco Polska, Board Member of the Polish Green Building Council as well as the Chairman of the Board of the Future Cities Foundation. He is an industry expert...
Manager High Performance Products, Kuraray
Maxim has been working in the Glass processing and façade construction industry since 2006. During this time he has participated in various projects including the; Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, Lakhta Tower in St. Petersburg and many...
Technical Director, ESOX Projekt
Piotr Siedlecki – master engineer with a construction license in design and execution in the field of structural and civil engineering specialization, without limitations. He has over 13 years of experience in the design and construction of modern façade structures....
Senior Architect, UNStudio
Stella is a Senior Architect and Associate at UNStudio with over 15 years of international experience across a diverse range of project typologies. She joined UNStudio in 2018. In addition to her time at UNStudio, Stella has practiced professionally in...
CEO, APA Wojciechowski
Szymon Wojciechowski is an architect with over thirty years of experience, a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture of the Warsaw Univeristy of Technology (Poland) and the University of Detroit (USA), a member of the Mazovian District Chamber of Architects....
Managing Director, Studio Profil
Tomasz Karwatka is the founder (2005) and co-owner of the STUDIO PROFIL facade design office based in Warsaw. Throughout the period of its activity STUDIO PROFIL made detailed facade designs of over 200 buildings, including: Q22 in Warsaw for Kuryłowicz...
Architect + Analyst, Kuryłowicz & Associates
Tommy Pniewski is an Architect and Analyst at Kuryłowicz & Associates. Tommy completed his studies in Oxford Brooks University, the University of Colorado and Westminster University. The architect and educator Peter Eisenman described Tommy’s master’s thesis project with the words...
Sales Manager - Poland, Elval Colour
Cezary Grzebski joined the Elval Color S.A. team in 2017. He is responsible for the development of sales of the company’s products intended for the architectural market and industrial projects. In the nineties, he introduced the technology of ventilated facades...
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...
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)...
Conference Agenda
  • Building as an act of violence; Architecture and construction as a game
  • 2 green ways out – circular architecture and architecture to last
  • How to build to last? Case studies: Elektrownia Powiśle, Riverview, Timber – CLT
  • Waiting for Black Swans – antifragile architecture
  • Façade designer vs. construction law
  • Façade designer vs. investment cost optimization
  • Benefits of hiring a façade designer
  • From the usage of Daylight to BioDiversity, Decarbonization and Digitalization
  • The road to the European Green Deal
  • Creating new concepts based on non obvious materials and solutions
  • Dialogue between history and contemporary ornament
  • High rise individual proposals
  • Challenges in new façade designs
  • ACP forming solutions
  • Case studies
  • Impact of sustainability ideas on façade design
  • Future façade materials
  • Robotization of the façade assembly process
  • Standards vs modern building masses
  • Computer simulations of wind flow around buildings - pedestrian comfort
  • In harmony with wind power
  • How the shape of a building can be guided by performance criteria
  • Innovative design solutions allow a zero energy building to be fully glazed
  • Geometry and materials to create a high performance skin
  • Creating future cities with carbon, energy and climate in mind
  • The importance of human-centric and sustainable city design
  • Showcasing MVRDV's design approach
  • Façade parameters affecting the building’s energy performance
  • Thermal performance challenges and solutions
  • Sustainable approach to façade design
  • What is a structural interlayer?
  • PVB vs. ionoplast interlayer
  • Structural interlayers stiffness & strength
  • The need for perimeter fire & smoke seals to accommodate various structural movements
  • Applicable fire test standards for the fire performance of aluminum curtain wall structures
  • Acoustic flanking solutions for curtain wall structures
  • The benefits of an external air barrier to limit penetrations
  • Detailing of Building Design: Reveals and penetrations
  • Hygrothermal (i.e. WUFI) assessment methods
  • Different technologies and product ranges
  • Superdurable powder coatings
  • New Iconica collection for façade solutions
  • Łódź 2024 Horticultural Expo Exhibition Idea
  • Exhibition important aspects analysis
  • Exhibition area concept design
  • Is the construction industry in Poland ready for zero-emission projects? What is the current status and what more can be done?
  • Role of building envelope in the existing building codes
  • How can building envelope design strategies contribute to the holistic improvement of human living comfort?
  • Incentivising bigger investment to the developers? (Regulations, permissions, bonuses ...)
  • Looking beyond operation carbon and moving towards embodied carbon calculation

Artur Sokołowski

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Event Details
  • Start Date
    November 9, 2022 8:00 am
  • End Date
    November 9, 2022 3:25 pm
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