49th Edition – Zak World of Façades Morocco

This was the 49th edition globally and the 1st edition in Morocco. It showcased the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and the latest technological solutions.

Speakers and Panelists
Director, Jet Contractors
Professor, Ecole d'Architecture d’Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire)
Architect, Fakher Turki and Partners (Tunisie)
Project Director, Colliers International
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...
Managing Director - MEIA, Technoform
Alex Dantziguian is the Managing Director of Technoform Middle East, based in Dubai. TECHNOFORM, is the global leader based in Germany with worldwide know-how on thermal insulation of doors, windows, & façades for over 40 years. With 11 production plants...
Director, SGTM
Ali Kabbaj spent his childhood in the world of construction. It is therefore with pleasure that he joins the family business, Société Générale de Travaux du Maroc, after his engineering studies. The holder of a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering...
Sustainability Manager, ALTO Ingénierie
Mohammed El Kettani, founder of the SmartKets Lab Platform, is environmental project manager with the ALTO Ingénierie group. He is particularly committed to issues related to the sustainable development of buildings and territories. After completing his secondary studies in Morocco,...
Director, Ecole d'Architecture de Rabat-UIR
Imane Bennani is an Architect from ENA, with a PhD in Urban Geography from Mohammed V University in Rabat. Then Masters in Heritage and heritage work at Ecole de Chaillot Paris/ENA, graduate degree in Advanced Studies on Urbanization of Land at the...
Director, AM Editions
Born in 1958, near the old city, Fès, in Morocco, Selma Zerhouni has a French high school diploma. In 1976-1982, she obtained a master degree in architecture, DESA, from the top school of architecture “Ecole spéciale d’Architecture” in Paris. In...
Associate Architect, AGA Studio
After her studies in the schools of Paris, and of Los Angeles, Rita was awarded a degree in Architecture and Accreditation to practice project management independently from the Ecole Nationale d’Architecture de Paris Val de Seine. Anxious to understand the...
Director, Façade Concepts
Director of the design department of FAÇADES CONCEPT, the leading design unit in Morocco specializing in the engineering of envelopes, facades, glass windows and special structures combining architectural concepts and environmental performance. Rich, with 16 years of experience in the...
Africa Area Manager, Schüco International SCS
With 27 years’ experience as a specialist in metal joinery, Stéphane Guezo has served Schüco International SCS as a Referrals Officer and then Regional Director of West France. He has been the Area Manager for Africa (Aluminium) since January 2018,...
Business Development Manager, Schüco International SCS
Trained in multimedia and management in France, Canada, and Morocco, Adil Moustakim returned to Rabat, his home city, to perform management roles in multinationals. In 2003 he chose to enter the construction industry, drawn to the synergies between teams working...
Global Director Architectural Coatings, Axalta Coating Systems
Franck Derouen is Global Director Architectural Coatings for Middle East and North Africa. In addition to this role Mr Derouen is Axalta’s Global Architectural Segment Director. Mr Derouen has 25 years of experience in the powder coating industry. Prior to...
Senior Associate, WATG
Edouard is a creative and dynamic Architect, whose field of expertise lies in urban, structured and complex high-rise buildings. His project experience includes concept through detailed design on residential, mixed-use and resort destinations throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and...
Associate Director, Arup
Ignacio has developed his career in façade design and technology. Starting in 1991 he was part of a cladding contractor and then of a façade systems supplier. Since 2004 he leads the Façade Engineering team in Arup Spain, with ongoing...
Design Principal, OUALALOU + CHOI
Tarik Oualalou is a founding partner and Design Principal with Linna Choi of OUALALOU+CHOI, an architectural and urban design practice redefining the traditional parameters confining today’s architectural profession. Tarik is a graduate of the Paris Malaquais School of Architecture and...
Principal, Agence Rachid Andaloussi
Rachid ANDALOUSSI BENBRAHIM is an architect, he graduated from the École spéciale d’architecture of Paris in 1985 and created his agency in Casablanca in 1990. His Architecture is inscribed in a modern Casablanca, it testifies above all to the sensitive...
Director, Patrick Genard & Asociados
Patrick Genard obtained the title of Civil Engineer and Architect from the University UCL of Louvain, Belgium. In 1978, at the “Taller de Arquitectura” workshop of Ricardo Bofill he worked as Director of Project Design in several continents like the...
Project Director, Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos
Graduate in Architecture, Jesús Román mastered in 2017, in “Fachadas Ligeras” (Light façades) from the ETSAM, Universidad Politécnica in Madrid. Then a postgraduate Course in the Otaniemi School of Architecture in Helsinki. He began work in studios in Madrid alongside...
Founder Architect, Abdelouahed Mountassir
AWM was founded by Abdelouahed Mountassir, architect and urban planner, in 1983. The head office is located in Casablanca and realizes projects on a multi-countries scale. Since then, the agency won a list of first prizes, among which the Meknes...
Deputy General Manager, Efectis France
Regis KORYLUK works in fire sciences since 1992 for EFECTIS one of the most important fire testing and fire safety engineering companies in Europe (With approx.. 130 people and 19 M€ turnover). He formerly led the fire resistance department of...
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...
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...
Regional Manager - Africa, Guangdong Kinlong Hardware Products
Sales Manager from Kinlong for whole Africa region. Works for the African construction sector for almost 9 years, very familiar with African market and has introduced some new design concepts (such as tension cable / tension rod point fixed system)...
Conference Agenda
  • Casablanca temple of 20th century architecture
  • Ethics and aesthetics - Moroccan context
  • Architecture with the light as a material - between immateriality and perception
  • IoT as the tool to responsive, energy-efficient façades
  • Circular economy and envelopes: enters time
  • Making it all work. How?
  • Introduction to powder coatings
  • Architectural powder coatings
  • Latest trends
  • Track record
  • The facade, part of a globally thought out project: from the land to the smallest detail
  • The architectural challenge
  • Performance at the service of the energy transition
  • The digital transition: a chance for an "increased" building
  • Building Orientation: The back to the sun
  • Shading Devices: Spines and “superdual” fritted glass
  • Solar Capture: White solar panels
  • Understanding the role of building envelopes to meet local Green Building regulations
  • High performance glass: Specifying glass correctly for optimized usage in African region
  • Dynamic solar shading techniques: Managing heat gains and controlling cooling loads
  • Thermal performance in curtain wall & fenestration
  • Augmenting health and well-being of the inhabitants through innovations in façade design and materials

Adil Moustakim

  • Architecture as a geological layer that man has created to protect himself against climatic and other hazards, the technical sophistication of this geological layer today poses environmental problems through the excessive consumption of energy, today an awareness of the acuteness of this phenomenon, pushes us to change the way we design our buildings and our cities
  • Is fire a real risk?
  • Fire safety engineering applied to façades
  • Examples of F.S.E in Morocco and Maghreb
  • Characteristics of Aluminium
  • Core composition and fire classification
  • Coating systems
  • Casablanca: Singularity of a city
  • Skyline design: Assertion of an identity
  • Façade the medium of expression of concept true engineering to resolution
  • Stress patterns & features of cable structures
  • Precautions in the design & construction of tension cable system
  • Case study on completed projects
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