69th Edition – Zak World of Façades Germany

This was the 69th global edition and the 1st edition in Germany. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Senior Façade Engineer, BuroHappold Engineering
Aikaterini has background studies in Architecture where she obtained a Diploma from the NationalTechnical University of Athens NTUA. She then specialised in façade engineering and buildingenvironments by undertaking an MSc of building technology at theTechnical University of Delft, NL. She...
Managing Director, Drees & Sommer Advanced Building Technologies
General Manager, Priedemann Façade Experts
Global Leader Building Envelope Design, Arup
Partner, Henn
Klaus Ransmayr studied architecture at the Technical University of Vienna and received his Master of Advanced Architectural Design Degree at Columbia University in New York in 2005. He worked at Coop Himmelb(l)au in Vienna as well as at Asymptote Architecture...
Global Building Project Specification Manager - High Performance Building, Dow
Enrico Cutri is the Global Building Projects Manager and a member of the High Performance Building Commercial Team EMEAI at Dow. Based in Switzerland, he is directly responsible for the management of designated key accounts and for the introduction of...
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...
CSO, MicroShade
Christian Lygum holds a B.Sc . in Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. Christian’s career which has included positions as CPO, CEO and CSO in leading Danish façade companies, has provided...
Sales Manager - DACH Region, Halio Europe & Middle East
Robert Jagger joined a UK manufacturer of window sealants and fire cement gaining his first sales experience. In 1988 he moved to Germany where he has dual nationality. Over the past 25 years he has worked continuously in the building...
Project Manager, Eike Becker Architekten
Konrad Hofmann is an architect and project manager at Eike Becker_Architekten, responsible for numerous design projects and planning permission with a focus on residential and commercial buildings. The Germany-wide design tasks include typologies from peripheral residential complexes to inner-city skyscrapers....
Senior Project Manager, Schüco International
Susanne Di iulio graduated 2003 from the Cooperative State University of Baden Wurttemberg as a Façade Engineer. Joining Tauber Eingineering GmbH in Frankfurt, she worked as an international project manager. She also worked as a guest lecturer in her former...
Partner, LAVA
Tobias Wallisser is director of the award-winning international practice LAVA which he co-founded with Chris Bosse and Alexander Rieck in 2007. LAVA combines digital workflow, nature’s structural principles and the latest digital fabrication technologies to build MORE WITH LESS: more...
Senior Architect / Project Management, Teherani Architects
Christian Bergmann studied architecture at ETH Zurich and at the University of Stuttgart, from where he graduated with a diploma in 2006. He has worked at UNStudio in Amsterdam and Werner Sobek in Stuttgart as a design leader and project...
Associate Partner, GMP Architects
Markus Pfisterer, Dipl.-Ing. Architect, Associate Partner at von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects. He has been with gmp since 2000 and is one of the associate partners responsible for prominent national and international projects. He has over 20 years’ experience...
Project Service Façades Building Berlin, HOCHTIEF Infrastructure
Jürgen Stake studied 1981-1985 at the Engineering College of Cottbus in the field of structural engineering and a doctorate in 1991 at the College of Civil Engineering in Cottbus. From 1991 he worked as a project manager in an Engineering...
Head of Office - Hamburg, hhpberlin
Christoph Klinzmann received his doctorate degree in 2008 in Braunschweig where he carried out a research subject on Probabilistic Assessment of structures based on structural health monitoring. After a year of post Doctorate work on a Fire safety concept for...
Senior Manager-Market Development EMEA, Kuraray
Jochen is working since more than 15 years in the construction & glass industry. Now responsible for high performance interlayers like Trosifol PVB and Sentryglas for laminated safety glass in EMEA with an focus on architectural applications.
Senior Partner & Head of Design, 3XN Architects
Jan Ammundsen is Senior Partner and Head of Design at 3XN Architects, where he is responsible for developing concepts and strategies for key projects to ensure the highest design quality. His involvement in each project spans from developing initial ideas...
Head of Business Development Glass, Koemmerling Chemische Fabrik
Christian Scherer is Head of Business Development Glass at H.B.Fuller/Kömmerling. In his current role, he has the global lead within the business unit to further develop the (smart) glass, façade & structural glazing applications of the Kömmerling IG sealant and...
Associate Director, Sauerbruch Hutton
Andrew Kiel studied at the University of Virginia and Princeton University. From 1993 to 1998 he worked for Josef P. Kleihues and other architectural firms in Germany. He joined Sauerbruch Hutton in 1999. As a project manager, he specialized in...
Senior Architect, Kleihues + Kleihues
Nicolas Winklmair studied at the HdK Berlin and the ETH Zurich and has been working as Senior Architect at Kleihues + Kleihues since 2005, where, among other things, he is responsible for various major projects as a façade planner.
Architectural Specification Manager, Saint Gobain
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)...
Architectural Project Manager, SageGlass
As the Architectural Project Manager for Germany, he is committed to bringing the future-oriented innovation SageGlass to investors, architects, planners, and engineering firms. He is persuaded that the smart glass can significantly improve the comfort and energy efficiency of a...
Senior Associate - Head of Performance Design, Henn
Giovanni Betti is a registered architect in Italy and the UK. He is currently a Senior Associate at the architectural practice HENN, with offices in Munich, Berlin and Beijing. There, he founded and leads the Performance Based Design Team. The...
Business Consultant Architecture, AkzoNobel
Dominique has a master’s degree in Architecture Media Management and joined AkzoNobel Powder Coatings (Interpon) in 2011 as member of the global specification team. In this role he supports architects, façade consultants, main contractors, cladding sub-contractors and powder applicators on...
Managing Director, Cosentino
Pierre Heck has been Managing Director of Cosentino Deutschland GmbH since 1 September 2015. In his function as Country Manager Germany he manages the sales and activities of the four Cosentino Centers in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart and Munich. Prior to...
Managing Partner & Partner, Werner Sobek
Roland is Managing Director and Partner of the international engineering consultancy Werner Sobek. Born in Berlin, he subsequently moved to Hanover, Germany, where he studied Structural Engineering. Having ac-complished his diploma, He started working at Werner Sobek and soon rose...
Director, Knippers Helbig
Florian Scheible has joined Knippers Helbig in 2003, since 2013 he manages the Knippers Helbig branch office in Berlin. He is a trained architect and certified façade engineer working at the intersection of architecture, structural design and building envelopes. With...
Managing Director, Transsolar
Thomas is partner and managing director of Transsolar, an engineering firm with offices in Stuttgart, Munich, Paris and New York. He collaborated with world known architecture firms on numerous international design projects. He is a specialist in energy efficiency and...
Partner, Bollinger + Grohmann Consulting
Daniel Pfanner rejoined Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure in 2010 after he had already been working as a project manager in our team from 2003 to 2008 and is Partner since 2011. In 2007 and 2008 he set up and established...
Lead Technical Manager – Architecture, Outokumpu
Joern Teipel studied Physics in Bonn, Germany, and at The Ohio State University in Columbus, USA, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2006 in the field of nonlinear optics. He began his professional career in 2006 at a technical consultancy...
Vice President Thermal Insulation, Evonik Resource Efficiency
Bettina Gerharz-Kalte is Vice President of the new growth business thermal insulation at Evonik and based in Hanau, Germany. Bettina has spent over 25 years within the chemical industry and a dominant share thereof in areas of the building and...
Conference Agenda
  • Development of the typology stadium façade
  • Importance of the façade for the stadium
  • Stadium roof as 5th façade
  • Today's challenges in the industry
  • Future calculation requirements
  • A vision for the industry
  • Current real estate industry behind its climate protection goals
  • Blue Buildings – an innovative approach for ecological and economic buildings
  • Plus-Energy and Cradle to Cradle® best practices approaches towards climate and resources protection
  • Durable, recyclable, non-toxic
  • Safe and non-combustible
  • Reference objects: Value creation with CALOSTAT®
  • A building’s façade is more than skin deep and it conveys a message about its owner and occupant, effects the building’s overall performance, contributes to the urban fabric of the neighborhood in which it is located
  • How different façades and materiality has helped shape and define the identity and storytelling of the building and the client
  • Stories includes case studies on the Royal Arena in Copenhagen (wood), the International Olympic Committee’s Headquarters in Lausanne (glass), the Courthouse in Frederiksberg (brick), the Blue Planet Aquarium in Copenhagen (aluminium) and the Headquarters of Horten Law firm in Copenhagen (travertine)
  • Digital design / modularity through parametrics
  • Digital production of fritted glazing
  • 3D support for challenging montage situations
  • Hidden and visible qualities
  • How national factors influence the development
  • Innovation in the context of dynamic projects
  • A robust building operation will reduce performance gap and increase user satisfaction
  • A low-tech, passive focused operation is increasing robustness
  • Highly energy efficient
  • Connected for occupant comfort
  • Maximizing building value
  • Enabling design freedom and building functionality with advanced technologies
  • Optimizing safety and security of high rise construction
  • The proven contribution of silicone materials to façade quality and longevity
  • Optimizing laminated glass in structural, acoustic and decorative applications
  • Expanding laminated glass durability and clarity
  • Material-appropriate use of façade cladding
  • Façades in metal and natural stone
  • Case studies: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Hotel Concorde, Headquarters of the Bundesnachrichtendienst (Federal Intelligence Service)
  • Designing our building envelopes for people
  • Developing envelopes that contribute to meeting the active energy needs of the buildings and possibly even exceeds them
  • Analysing the terrific scope for new design options, materials and technology diversity, the success of which also represents social benefit in the long term
  • Developing green building envelopes concepts that are tailored to local and climatically relevant conditions and achieve manifold positive effects that complete each other in the best possible way towards a healthier and more sustainable built environment
  • Safety targets and failure mechanisms of façades in fire
  • Special requirements of facades dependant on the type of building
  • Exemplary construction details to fulfill the safety targets
  • Sustainable features of stainless steel
  • Available surface finishes and their influence on aesthetical appearance
  • Highly corrosion resistance duplex grades in architectural quality
  • Performance standards and benefits of powder coatings
  • Specification of powder coatings
  • Recent innovations & track record
  • Innovative solutions for the design of urban element façades
  • Dekton for façades
  • Case study: KAP West, Munich
  • Today challenges for building envelopes
  • Functionality and aesthetic sustainability
  • Practical approaches
  • Ködispace 4SG, the high end thermoplastic warm-edge spacer system
  • Advantages of a reactive thermoplastic spacer in case of cold-bent SG-façades
  • Improved energy efficiency through long-term gastight IGU’s
  • Influence of technological advancements on façade construction: How is the horizon changing?
  • State-of-the-art trends in contemporary façade designs & aesthetics for German projects
  • Culminating complexity of design with safety and sustainability features of the façade
  • Realising complex façade designs through BIM: Benefits and challenges

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