44th Edition – Zak World of Façades France

This was the 44th edition globally and the 1st edition in France. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Director of Facades-Envelope Service, PETIT (Vinci Construction)
Director Building Envelope Service, BATEG (Vinci Construction)
Partner, Jean-Paul Viguier & Associates
Partner, Atelier 2/3/4
Quality Director Sustainable Development, Icade
CEO, Groupe Garrigues
Director General, Elval Colour Ibérica
Technical Director, Schueco International
Hamid joined Schuco in 2005 as solar division technical and product manager. From 2005 to 2013 he led the development of BIPV products mainly in Façade systems. He used his expertise to successfully certify innovative products at the CSTB (French...
Development Project Manager Cladding, Rockwool Group
Céline Florence graduated as PhD in structure and materials and Civil engineer from the École Nationale Des Ponts Et Chaussées With a global 15 years of experience in the building area, from structural analysis to façade engineering, she developed her...
Architect and 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”...
Associate Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox
Charles studied at ENSA Paris Belleville and ENSA-VT De Marne Vallee. Prior to joining KPF, Charles worked at Igloo, Paris, and he was a Design Tutor at London Southbank University for two years from 2016. With a background in urban...
Founding Partner, 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...
General Manager, Efectis
Dr. Eric Guillaume works in the fire sciences since 1998. He formerly led the fire behaviour department of SNCF (French Railway), then changed company in 2005 to join LNE (The French National Laboratory for Testing and Metrology) as head of...
General Manager - EME, Halio International
Benoit Domercq, PhD, is General Manager for Europe and Middle East region at HALIO INTERNATIONAL. Previously, he was in charge of the New Business Development department for the AGC European Building Division. His role was to find new revenue streams...
Associate Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox
Raphaëlle studied at Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Nantes (ENSAN) and ETSAG in Spain and is Associate Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox. Prior to joining KPF, Raphaëlle worked for a number of architectural studios including LA Architectures and DND Architecture,...
Head of Façades, Bouygues Batiment International
Yann Parigot is the Head of Facades for Bouygues Batiment International. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the façade industry with various experiences in different country: France, Middle East, Asia and UK. He worked on landscape project such...
Senior Associate Principal, Kohn Pedersen Fox
Enrique studied at UCL Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, London, École D’Architecture de Strasbourg, Universidad de Sevilla, Seville. Prior to joining KPF, Enrique was an Associate at Foster + Partners, London, as well as an Architect at Ateliers Jean Nouvel,...
Founder & Lead Architect, Corinne Vezzoni & Associates
After graduating from the Marseille Luminy École d’architecture, Corinne Vezzoni began working in the Mario Fabre Agency, an emblematic representative of modern architecture in the PACA region. She created the Agency Corinne Vezzoni et associés with Pascal Laporte in 2000,...
Façades Product Manager, Schüco
Building envelope specialist Cédric Puyou began his 100% Schüco career in 2001. Having joined as a specifier in the Paris Region, he moved to the Façade Engineering unit in 2004 to provide support for architects and façade engineers working on...
Projects and Key Accounts Manager, Schüco
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 with the headquarter. In 2007, he took over...
Market Development Manager - Scandinavia, France and Benelux, Kuraray Europe
Björn has an engineering degree in Material Science engineering from the Swiss institute of Technology. He joined DuPont in 1984 and entered in 1992 the glass interlayer business where he fulfilled several positions in technical service, account management and marketing....
Deputy Managing Director, Schüco
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
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...
Deputy Director - Safety, Structures and Fire, CSTB
Since 2007, he works at CSTB in France and leads the support of public authorities and stakeholders in the sustainable development of wooden construction sector in France through innovation. Deputy Director at the Safety, Structure and Fire Department of CSTB...
Co-Managing Partner, Antonini Darmon
We founded the agency Antonini Darmon Architects in Paris in 2006. Our creative system was born from the partnership of two complementary yet different personalities. We aim to propose an original architectural interpretation, where each project follows a path having...
Environmental Design Engineer, Artelia Batiments Durables
Alexandre Duverger is a Project Manager at the Sustainable Design Department of ARTELIA. He received his Master of Environmental Engineering from ‘Mines de Nantes’, and principally works on the energy performance and low-carbon design of newly or renovated buildings. As...
Partner & CEO, Transsolar
Stefan leads Transsolar’s Munich team with his wide background in high-comfort, low-impact building concepts in projects around the world. He joined Transsolar after having researched on solar energy storage systems and building integration in Munich. Stefan has collaborated with world...
Development Project Manager - Fire Safety, Rockwool Group
In 2007, Bruce Le Madec joined the ROCKWOOL Group, world leader in stone wool solutions, as a Project Manager fully dedicated to fire safety. After more than 20 years of experience in the fire safety area with almost 10 years...
Director, Emmer Pfenninger Partner
1984 – 1990 architectural studies at the University of Stuttgart; 1991: collaboration at Santiago Calatrava Architects in Paris and Zurich and 1992 – 1998 at RFR Engineers in Paris. 1998 – 1999 postgraduate studies «Architecture and Sustainability». Specialisation in architectural...
Head of the Ventilation and Fire Department, Lombardi
Dr Sylvain DESANGHERE has been working in the development of fire engineering in France since the early 2000s. He graduated from Ecole Centrale de Lyon as a generalist engineer and he holds a PhD in fire engineering, focusing on externally...
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...
Design Director, Arcora
Antoine Maufay began his career in 1983 as an architect at the naval architectural company GRAAL. He already had a strong passion for structural conception. He then joined the design company Marc Held, where he mastered drawing and developed his...
Studio Director, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Didier Brault has been working alongside Jean Nouvel since 1987 and has been a project manager since 1990. He has participated in numerous projects, both in the study and implementation phases, notably the Cartier factory in Freiburg in 1989, the...
Partner, XTU Architects
XTU is an architecture and urban planning agency founded by Nicolas Desmazières and Anouk Legendre, developing a truly innovative approach to the city and the habitat, drawing inspiration from the strategies and processes of life. Active since 2000, the XTU...
Principal, Michel Rémon & Associates
Michel Rémon graduated in 1977 from the French School of Fine Arts. He quickly became known for two research works on the thickness of façades and bioclimatic urban architecture, which already testified to his thinking on heliotropism within a dense...
Agency Director, RFR
François Suchard started his career at Deslaugiers’s Agency as architect in charge of façade studies for the Grande Arche of La Défense as well as for the Montmartre Funicular. He then worked 13 years at Aéroports de Paris and at...
Managing Partner, Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure
Klaas De Rycke joined Bollinger+Grohmann Ingenieure in November 2003. From 2005 onwards, Klaas De Rycke relocated to Paris for Bollinger+Grohmann to assist Dominique Perrault Architects on the Mariinsky Theatre project in St. Petersburg. In 2007 he set up and established...
Managing Director, Joseph Inginierie
The Consulting Cabinet in engineering of the glazed envelope -JOSEPH Ingénierie- was created in 2006. From the Competition phase – Construction Permit to the final acceptance of a real estate transaction, JOSEPH Ingénierie assists you during all stages of the...
Envelope Insulation and Flooring Department, CSTB
Michel Cossavella, graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de l’Energie et des Matériaux (ESEM) started his career in 1987 as a calculation engineer to a manufacturer of windows made from aluminium and PVCu. From there, he joined Bureau Veritas Paris as...
Studio Director, Jacques Ferrier Architecture
Jacques Ferrier is an architect and urban planner. Following his architectural training at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville and the École Centrale de Paris, he created his own architecture firm in Paris in 1993. His portfolio of work...
Consultant, REIM Consulting
As Managing Director of REIM Consulting Christian Béaur capitalizes on 30 years of experience gained in Construction Project Management, Design and Operations & Maintenance of landmark buildings, as well as in Environmental Certifications and Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) as applied...
Director, Elioth
Pierre-Arnaud Voutay received his engineering Master’s degree in 2000 and his PhD degree in 2004. He started his professional career as a structural engineer working on a number of important projects. In 2005, he joined RFR and became project director...
Regional Commercial Manager, Guardian Europe
Max was awarded his professional degree in Architecture at the Technical University of Berlin. Right after, he moved to Barcelona and worked with Picharchitects for several years. Within the office he started as project manager and was later responsible for the...
Architecture Segment Manager Europe, Akzonobel
Aurélie Godan is an Engineer (National Institute of Applied Sciences of Rouen) with 17 years of experience in Coating Industry with various positions including R&D, Product development, new business development, Key Account Management, Marketing at European level. Involved in Qualicoat...
Specification Manager France, Akzonobel
Nadia Rouquette has a Bachelor in Management (Toulouse Business School). She began her career in steel sales as account Manager then spent 15 years for Liquids paints and Powder Coatings sales. She joined AkzoNobel in 2010 first as Key Account...
Façade Development Sales Manager, Serge Ferrari France
Laurent Tournié has a solid experience of more than 20 years in the building area and more particularly in that of the façade. He has knowledge deepened in the monitoring of complex plans, from conception to realisation. His current function...
Conference Agenda
  • It is a fascinating time to be working as a façade engineer as the profession finds itself playing an increasingly important role in the design team, largely due to the increased interest in the façade as an environmental filter
  • However aside from these environmental issues the discipline touches many other aspects of building physics as well as requiring a knowledge of material science and the constantly evolving methods of analyses and fabrication. A rich range of subjects to be mastered
  • In this dynamic situation, perhaps, it would be worthwhile to ask the question of how we as a profession should be structured, in order to allow us to evolve and reply to the challenges we face
  • High rises & air infiltration
  • Climate control
  • Occupants' comfort
  • In the desert? – Shouldn’t we build a cave?
  • This is going to get hot!
  • Let’s take the challenge!
  • Renovate/reuse: Adding value to existing structures
  • Expanding global cities: A context for the new urban centres
  • The conception process
  • The manual drawing, a conception tool
  • Case study - from concept to realisation
  • The architectural challenge
  • Performances at the service of the energy transition
  • Digital transition: A chance for an "augmented" building
  • The Marseille tower on how to develop a chromatic range to blend into the landscape
  • Duo towers on how the façades reflect the complexity of an urban environment
  • Why are the towers not condemned to be generic objects?
  • Digital Influence on façade construction: How is the horizon changing?
  • Streamlining complex façade designs through BIM: Benefits and challenges
  • State-of-the-art trends in contemporary façade designs & aesthetics for French projects
  • Culminating complexity of design with safety and sustainability features of the façade
  • Latest materials on the block being used for contemporary façade designs coupled with enhanced safety features

Cédric PUYOU

  • Approaches to curving glass
  • The challenge of sun-stopping
  • Squaring the cost
  • The UFO
  • The UBLO
  • The cheapest glass curtain-wall in the world
  • Characteristics of Aluminium
  • Core composition and fire classification
  • Coating systems
  • Presentation of the solution
  • Compliance with fire safety issues
  • Thermal and aesthetic benefits
  • Geometric strategies of "organic" façades of the City of Wine and prehistory museum in Jeongok
  • Active facades and animated, luminous, moving, cultivable shade canopies
  • "Biofaçades", to cultivate microalgae in biotechnology in symbiotic association with the building
  • Manufacturing processes: Materials (sub-topic on glass) and prefabrication
  • Modeling techniques and validation
  • Influence from newer technologies (digital fabrication, software, adaptive molds etc.) and potentials for the future
  • Innovative façades concepts for daylight, controlled solar gains and natural ventilation
  • Integrating façade and indoor climate concepts for energy efficient buildings
  • First hand experience from international projects
  • Architectural expression
  • Variety of applications
  • Thermal and visual comfort: Experience feedback
  • Low air infiltration rates, with controlled ventilation for fresh air
  • Combating weather through envelope insulation and balance natural ventilation
  • Assessing the sustainability of such structures vis-à-vis building guidelines
  • Evaluation of mixed mode ventilation and cooling strategy
  • Consideration of acoustics in relation to ventilation

Steffi Neubert

  • Fighting the myths: Glass is not the weak point in buildings, but a contributor to healthy and energy-efficient performant living and working spaces
  • Reducing the environmental impact of buildings and improving the interior environment of building is at the same time benefiting human health, happiness and well-being. Thanks to today’s hi-tech glass solutions that go beyond energy savings
  • Enabling the façade to become dynamic and connected will allow for the building to become truly smart, understanding and answering the changes occurring all around the year and the users to benefit from the optimum conditions nature has to offer
  • The concept
  • Architectural and industry benefits
  • Case studies on executed projects
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