29th Edition – Zak World of Façades Hong Kong

This was the 29th edition globally and 1st edition in the Greater China region. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Global Segment Manager - Architectural, Akzonobel
Jean-Paul is the Global Segment Manager Architecture at AkzoNobel. He started his career in the paints and coatings industry in 1997 and has held several marketing and sales positions in different businesses within AkzoNobel. Since 2008 he has been working...
President - Global Coil & Extrusion, Sherwin Williams
Michael Bourdeau is President, Global Coil & Extrusion for the Sherwin Williams Corporation. Mike joined Sherwin Williams in 1986. Prior to his current role, he held various positions in Sherwin Williams including Director for Global Heavy Machinery, Business Director for...
Technical Director, Aedas
Karl is Technical Director at Aedas Hong Kong, with over 17 years professional experience. Karl graduated as an Architect in 1999 and worked initially in London for Terry Farrell and Partners. In 2006 he relocated to the Middle East and...
Managing Director, HS+A
Andreas was the Managing Director of the renowned curtain wall firm Josef Gartner Asian operations till 2002. His initial façade project was Lloyd’s Insurance Building in London while working at Josef Gartner design department in Germany before.
In 2002 Andreas joined...
Manager - Global Architecture Segment,, Trosifol® World of Interlayers
He studied core and elementary physics and made his final thesis about thin film coatings. He started his career in 2000, working for R&D at Applied Films in Hanau. At the end of 2001, he joint Pilkington where he had...
Head of Corporate Building Excellence, Schüco International
Winfried Heusler has worked with GARTNER, a façade construction company in Germany, from 1981 to 1998. Afterwards, he has been associated with Schüco International as Technical Director for Aluminium and CTO (Chief Technical Officer). As Sr. VP-Engineering, he oversaw international...
Lead Architect, Pace
Garry is Lead Architect at Pace | Architecture, Engineering + Planning and an ARB registered and RIBA chartered architect with 20 years of practical experience, 8 of which based in Hong Kong. Garry’s recent experience includes a position as Project...
Project Director, Gammon Engineering & Construction
John is a Project Director for Gammon Construction in Hong Kong and has been working in the construction field in Asia for the past 20 years, beginning his career with the construction of facades at Hong Kong International Airport. He...
Managing Partner, CN Architectural Terracotta
Yun Lee has led the production set-up, marketing, R&D and sales of CN Ceramic in last 7 years. He has a strong knowledge of architectural terracotta and rich experience of various well-known projects including CTF Finance Tower (KPF), One Shenzhen...
Director, Ronald Lu & Partners
Chia is a graduate of the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He has more than 20 years of experience in Hong Kong, mainland China, Southeast Asia, South America and the U.S. Chia has been the Lead Architect on a wide...
Senior Associate, Arquitectonica
Mr. Wong has extensive experience in architectural design developments of varying types, sizes, and locations. He oversees the Architectural Design Team for Arquitectonica’s Hong Kong office. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis...
Director, Façades, WSP China Region
Lucia has 34 years’ experience in Building Industry and includes 22 years’ experience in Facade engineering. She has extension experience of design and consultancy in facade engineering and Building Maintenance Unit. She has been involved many major international projects in...
Deputy Director of Housing Development, Hong Kong Housing Authority
Ms. Ada FUNG is the Deputy Director of Housing. She supervises the Development & Construction Division of the Housing Department, overseeing all facets of work covering project management, planning, design and contract management, as well as establishing operational policies on...
Director, P&T Group
JOEL CHAN is a Director of P&T GROUP. JOEL is a qualified Architect and Authorized Person in Hong Kong, he has actively participated in Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design (HKIUD),  and Architectural Association...
Technical Director, Schüco Greater China
Mr. Tran is the head of the technical department Greater China. He is initiating and managing the development of windows, doors and façade products for the Chinese market. As well as overseeing all training and technical customer support activities within...
Associate - Façades, BuroHappold Engineering
Victoria is an Associate with the Buro Happold Facades team based in Hong Kong. She has been with Buro Happold for 9 years between London and Hong Kong with experience on projects around the world including UK, Europe, North America,...
Technical Manager, Hilti Hong Kong
Selina is Technical Manager for passive fire protection in the Engineering Department of Hilti Hong Kong Ltd. In this role, she has provided consultancy on passive fire protection to architects and mechanical and plumbing consultants, including government projects, commercial/residential building...
Mechanical Design Manager, ALT Cladding
Alvin joined the Mechanical Engineering team of ALT in 2011. As the head mechanical engineer, Alvin leads a team that closely works with ALT’s Design Department in ensuring excellent thermal performance of the façade design. As a LEED Accredited Professional...
Associate, Inhabit Group
Francesca graduated from the University of Genova, Italy, in 1998 with a Degree in Architecture. In 2001, Francesca won a scholarship to study for a PhD at Politecnico di Milano, where her degree thesis was on the development of glass...
Technical Director, Inhabit
Jason has 25 years experience in the façade Industry in the UK, Asia and the Middle East. Initially taking an apprenticeship in the design office of a UK Façade Contractor, he was trained in procurement, fabrication and installation assignments before...
Associate Director, Leigh & Orange Architects
Priyantha has over 20 years of experience in the design and construction of wide range of commercial, institutions, industrial, sports facilities, hospitality and entertainment projects; is particularly experienced in design / project management and administering construction projects. He has demonstrated...
Director, Arup
Jeff has been working in the construction industry for both Architects and Consultants for over 23 years. He progressed into the façade speciality field in 1995 and over the years advanced in his design, testing, fabrication, site supervision and project...
Technical Director, Meinhardt Façade Technology
Marius has more than 17 years of experience in façade industry. He has worked with reputable local curtain wall companies and later, joined a renowned global façade specialist. He has, over the years, acquired extensive skills and knowledge in various...
Deputy Director of Sustainable Design, Ronald Lu & Partners
Tony Ip is the Deputy Director of Sustainable Design of Ronald Lu & Partners (RLP), Registered Architect (HK), AP (Architect), HKIA, HKIUD, PIA, BEAM Pro, BREEAM AP, LEED AP BD+C & Neighbourhood Development and WELL AP. He has demonstrated a...
Conference Agenda
  • Advancement of façades in the past 20 years
  • Current market condition
  • Future endeavors
  • Bespoke design solutions in Hong Kong and China
  • Case studies on the China Resources Building in Hong Kong and Tianjin CTF Finance Centre in China
  • Innovations in high-performance green coatings
  • Science behind sustainable coatings
  • Importance of approved applicators and technical service
  • Functional optimization of building skins
  • Architectural integration of components
  • Holistic approach
  • A contextual supertall
  • The environmental and programmatic advantages of the terracotta façade
  • A façade that masks programmatic complexities
    • Sustainable façades for the region
    • Understanding the role of building envelopes to meet local Green Building regulations
    • Rating standards and stakeholder coordination for façades
    • Thermal performance in curtain wall & fenestration
    • Dynamic shading techniques

    Tony Ip

    • An overview of regional complex form projects, realized using parametric design
    • Regional market factors that influence parametric façade design
    • Architectural and building program drivers that influence and impact on the façade design
    • Future developments in complex form façade design
    • Interlayers offer additional properties to glass (safety, acoustic, aesthetics, UV- control, structural properties,…)
    • Guidelines on how to chose the right interlayer
    • Defining geometries and combining unique façade systems to realise a complex form
    • Key design issues with the exoskeleton – designing for ease of construction, access and maintenance
    • Utilising computational technology to balance optimisation and practicality
    • Importance of fire protection for the vertical joint of curtain walling
    • Fire resistance test standard for vertical joint: BS EN 1364-3 vs BS 476 Part 20
    • Design consideration of the vertical joint: acoustic performance, movement capacity, smoke tightness and firestopping
    • Green aspects – Design considerations and approaches
    • Challenges and opportunities
    • Benefits
    • Coating solution for façade design
    • How to realise the designer's dream - New products and technology
    • Digital way to specify the colour smartly
    • VISION, where the façade starts from
    • HABIT, moving forward in the façade design methodology
    • REALIZATION, the façade as result
    • Highest application of terracotta in the world
    • Future development of terracotta
    • New looks of terracotta finish
    Photo Gallery
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