10th Oct 2019, Aula Medica, Stockholm

About the Event


Zak World of Façades is an International conference series on façade design & engineering having attracted over 18,000 delegates across its 54 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 (Hong Kong, South Korea & 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 71st edition globally and the 1st edition in Sweden. It will witness the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to building envelopes and will also showcase latest technological solutions.

For registration visit www.facades.com.se

Speakers and Panelists

Conference Agenda

71st Edition - Zak World of Façades Sweden, 10th Oct 2019, Aula Medica, Stockholm

Session - 1(09.30 - 10.35)

08.00 - 08.50

Delegate Registration

Event Convenor

08.50 - 08.55

Welcome Address


08.55 - 09.25

Cities Alive: Green Building Envelopes

Rudi Scheuermann, Global Leader Building Envelope Design, Arup

09.25 - 09.50


Marco Testa, CEO, Reflex Arkitekter

09.50 - 10.10

Designing Glass Façades for Near Zero Energy Buildings

  • Size matters when it comes to façade u-value
  • The conflict between EN 17037 and EPBD can only be solved by dynamic façades
  • New options for façades using full spectral calculations of g-sys
Oskar Storm, Technical Specifications Manager, Saint-Gobain Building Glass Polska

10.10 - 10.30

Textured Envelopes

  • Computational translations and transformations in façade design
  • Digital materialization of gradient fields in façade design
  • Geological translations for the façade of the GoDown Arts Center
Jonas Runberger, Head of Dsearch, White Research Lab

10.30 - 10.50


Session - 2(11.00 - 13.00)

10.50 - 11.10


Søren Peter Kristensen, Specialist Manager - Façades and Industrial Design, Ramboll

11.10 - 11.30

Presentation by Schüco

11.30 - 12.00


Jonas Edblad, Partner, Wingårdhs Arkitektkontor

12.00 - 12.45

PANEL DISCUSSION : Solar Shading Through Façades: Tropical Solutions Through Smart Building Skins

  • Evolution of solar shading techniques for better building performances
  • Balancing sunlight blocking and penetration for better inhabitants experience
  • Can dynamic glass or integrated renewable energy shading system be the answer for the region?
  • Active versus passive shading: Looking at long term solutions





12.45 - 13.40

Networking Lunch Break

Session - 3(13.50 - 15.40)

13.40 - 14.00

Architectural Practice in the Time of Climate Change

  • Energy, resources and well-being in balance
  • Circularity in the building industry
  • Sustainability and architectural quality
Ivana Kildsgaard, Director of Sustainability, Tengbom

14.00 - 14.20


Benoît Domercq, General Manager - Europe & Middle East, Halio International

14.20 - 14.40

Presentation by Evonik

Dr. Bettina-Gerharz-Kalte, Vice President - Thermal Insulation, Evonik Resource Efficiency

14.40 - 15.00

Advanced Full Glass Loadbearing Constructions

  • Case study on the Urban Escape, Stockholm
  • Glass floor with glass beams
  • Spectacular glass construction
Olivier de Rooij, Regional Manager - Gothenburg, ACC Glas and Fasadkonsult

15.00 - 15.20

Presentation by Kuraray

15.20 - 15.40

Presentation by Elval Colour

Efthimios Zizos, Projects Manager, Elval Colour

15.40 - 16.00

Networking Tea/Coffee Break

Session - 4(16.00 - 17.45)

16.00 - 16.20

Tailor-designing Highly Glazed Façades to meet Indoor Climate Targets; An Inside-Out Approach

  • Hands on, project based approach towards façade design of fully glazed spaces to meet indoor climate targets
  • Combining Dynamic Thermal Modelling tools and Ray-tracing methods that derives tailor-designed solutions ensuring thermally sound environments
  • Demonstrating elegant design to meet high performance using well informed methods
Harris Poirazis, CEO, Inform Design

16.20 - 16.40


Valentín Tijeras García, VP - Global Product & R&D, Cosentino Group

16.40 - 17.25

PANEL DISCUSSION : Understanding Façade Process Management - FPM

  • Façade deliveries, understanding and mitigating risk
  • The need for FPM
  • Implementation - Players involved and their roles
  • Possible pitfalls and their avoidance
  • Effect on the bottom line





17.45 - 17.50

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

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