22nd Aug 2019, Le Meridien, Seoul

About the Event


Zak World of Façades is an International conference series on façade design & engineering having attracted over 21,144 delegates across its 61 completed editions. The conference is currently being organised in 25 countries in the Middle East (UAE, Qatar, Kuwait & Saudi Arabia), South Asia (India & Sri Lanka), South East Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam & Indonesia), East Asia (South Korea & Greater China), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco & South Africa),  Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and the United States of America.

This is the 66th global edition and the 1st edition in South Korea. It will witness the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and will also showcase latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists

Conference Agenda

66th Edition - Zak World of Façades Korea, 22nd Aug 2019, Le Meridien, Seoul

Session - 1(09.30 - 10.35)

08.00 - 08.50

Delegate Registration

Event Convenor

Charles Jun, General Manager, Azon Asia

08.50 - 08.55

Welcome Address

Bruce Park, Board Member, KAFA (Korea Architectural Façade Association) & CEO, DYM Co. Ltd.

08.55 - 09.00

What does KAFA do for the Korean facade industry?

Junkil Baek, Secretary General, KAFA (Korea Architectural Façade Association)

09.00 - 09.25

Beyond the Façade

  • Living on the edge
  • Inside out, Outside in
  • Canvas undefined
Woo Ill Kim, Executive Vice President of Development Planning, Heerim Architects & Planners

09.25 - 09.50

Window Design and Engineering in Korea

  • Korean energy code and windows
  • Opaque ventilation window: Daishin Finance Center
  • Window remodelling project: Franciscan Abbey in Jungdong
Naree Kim, Architect/Co-founder, VS-A Korea

09.50 - 10.10

Lightweight Façade Solution

  • Textile façade
  • External shading
  • Non-combustible façade solution
Mina Jin, Country Manager, Serge Ferrari Korea

10.10 - 10.35

Advancing Transparency

  • Transparency of glass structures is fascinating and daunting at the same time. How emotional distrust towards a transparent material opposes the rational knowledge that the material would be sufficiently strong to form a structure
  • Novel approaches to transparent connections on an experimental and case study basis
  • Experimental approaches to the integration of a dynamic glass skin as well as a lego-based approach to envelope systems
Lisa Rammig, Senior Associate, Eckersley O'Callaghan

10.35 - 10.40

Striking the Material Balance

JK Park, Pre-Construction Services Director Korea, Schüco International

10.40 - 11.00


Session - 2(11.00 - 13.00)

11.00 - 11.20

Threshold: Where You Start to Experience Something

  • Interface to communicate
  • Interspace to control
  • Interaction to make it
Manchul Jung, Executive & Design Director, Haeahn Architecture

11.20 - 11.40

Parametric Design and Engineering

  • Understand parametric engineering in façades
  • Freeform fabrication and installation
  • Case study on the Morpheus Hotel, Macau and more
Byeonghee Yun, Associate Director - Façade Engineering, BuroHappold

11.40 - 12.00

Striking The Balance of Design Freedom, Quality and Price

  • Challenge between quality and price for façades, doors & windows
  • Architectural design freedom whilst maintaining performance integrity and budget
  • Technical know-how to help take the project to the exemplary level
Stephen Tanno, Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International

12.00 - 12.30


  • Touch: Comfort and experience, the ubiquity of performance
  • Meaning: The specificity of culture
  • 3 case studies
Stan Su, Director of Enclosure Design, Morphosis

12.30 - 13.30

Networking Lunch Break

Session - 3(13.50 - 15.40)

13.30 - 13.50

Hanwha General Insurance Corporate Training Center, Suanbo: “Learning in Nature”

  • Background: context, site analysis, design objectives
  • Design concept
  • Material and façade details
Gene Park, Principal, AI Architects (Presentation courtesy Mosa)

13.50 - 14.10

Powder Coatings for Architectural Applications

  • Specification for architectural coatings
  • Trends and new technologies
  • Design app for specifiers
CheolBong Kim, Business Manager - Powder Coatings, Akzonobel Korea

14.10 - 14.30

Context of a Façade

  • Environment analysis
  • Façade & sunlight reflection
  • Project case studies
Dong Hoon Kim, Senior Principal - Innovation Strategies Team, SAMOO Architects & Engineers

14.30 - 14.50

Prospect of Building Glass

  • Jumbo curved glass
  • Concave curved glass
  • 3D curved glass
Ji Haiping, Sales Director, Tianjin North Glass

14.50 - 15.10

Silicone Innovations for High Performance Buildings

  • TSSA - Transparent Structural Silicone Adhesive
  • Crystal clear solutions for weathersealing - 2400
  • Silicone sealants and cold bent glass
Jayrold Bautista, Sr. Technical Support and Development, Dow Chemical

15.10 - 15.30

Observation Decks: Safety with Laminated Glass

  • Structural design benefits with ionoplast interlayers
  • Transparent guards and walking surfaces
  • Iconic projects with spectacular views
Ron Hull, Americas Marketing Manager, Kuraray

15.30 - 16.00

Networking Tea/Coffee Break

Session - 4(16.00 - 17.45)

16.00 - 16.20

Façade in the 4th Industrial Revolution

  • Real BIM
  • 3D scanner on façade
  • Point cloud
  • AR & simulation
Won Jong Ho, President, Citiwall Engineering

16.20 - 16.40

Analysis of Single Vertical Tension Cable for Façades

  • Stress patterns & features of cable structures
  • Precautions in the design & construction of tension cable system
  • Project case studies
Leo Liu, Structural Engineer, Guangdong Kinlong Hardware Products

16.40 - 17.25

PANEL DISCUSSION : Sustainability and Innovation Through Façades

  • The need for sustainable façades
  • 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


Bruce Park, Board Member, KAFA (Korea Architectural Façade Association) & CEO, DYM Co. Ltd.


Peter Choi, Design Principal, DMP Partners Jae-Sik Kang, Senior Research Fellow, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) Doyong Um, Senior Principal, SIAPLAN Architects & Planners Bongsuk Chung, President, J&S Hanbaek Dong Hee Oh, Senior Principal, Gansam Architects & Partners Yoon, Jung Soo, Vice President, CNC

17.25 - 17.30

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

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Associate Partners

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