11th Jun 2020, Marriott Sisli, Istanbul [POSTPONED]

About the Event


Zak World of Façades, an international conference series on façade design & engineering, has attracted over 25,000+ delegates across its 75 completed editions as of date. This one day conference is currently being organised in over 30 countries around the globe such as 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 & Japan), Africa (Kenya, Egypt, Morocco & South Africa), Europe (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Ireland, Denmark & Sweden), Australasia (Australia & New Zealand) and North America (USA & Canada).

This is the 82nd edition globally and the 1st edition in Turkey which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions.

For registration visit www.facades.istanbul

Speakers and Panelists

Conference Agenda

80th Edition - Zak World of Façades Turkey, 11th Jun 2020, Marriott Sisli, Istanbul [POSTPONED]

Session - 1(09.30 - 10.35)

08.00 - 08.50

Delegate Registration

Event Convenor

08.50 - 08.55

Welcome Address


08.55 - 09.25

Global Façade Market: Turkey’s Proposal to Global Clients

  • Analysis on façade markets moving from analog to digital
  • Increasing globalisation invites suppliers into emerging markets
  • How Turkish façade specialists have assets to bring into play based on their expertise and digital data, allowing a market entry to be positively supported
  • However, local regulations maintain borderlines and lack of local network and direct experience create risk
Lars Anders, CEO, Priedemann Façade Experts

09.25 - 09.50

Inside The Façade: The Inhabited Space

  • Exploring the dialogue in between architecture and technology
  • Exploring the architectural formations combine elegance and beauty with math and geometry
  • Exploring the innovative façade concepts that allows inhabitable spaces
Melike Altınışık, Principal, Melike Altınışık Architects

09.50 - 10.10


10.10 - 10.30

Economics of Façade Design: Designing Façades in Relation to Market Conditions

  • How can we design façades which will appear similar when finished in comparison to the initial conceptual visualizations?
  • How can the local market conditions become a critical input in design process in order to reach to a succesfull building façade?
  • What could be the critical junctions in the process of delivering a good functioning, aesthetically sound and yet financially relevant façades?
Buğrahan Şirin, Associate Partner, HPP Architects

10.30 - 10.55


Session - 2(11.00 - 13.00)

10.55 - 11.15


Melkan Gürsel, Partner, Tabanlıoğlu Architects

11.15 - 11.35


Esra Aydınoğlu, Product Manager - Architectural Glass, Şişecam Flat Glass

11.35 - 11.55

Trends in Contemporary Façade Design and Engineering

  • Textile facades, complex geometries, design-to-production – New challenges and opportunities
  • How to combine transparency with minimized materials and maximized sustainability and user comfort
  • Best practice showcases from Turkey and abroad
Mustafa Alkan, General Manager, Werner Sobek Istanbul

11.55 - 12.15


12.15 - 12.45

Future Energy Expo 2017 Astana - Designing and Building in Extreme Climates

  • Design process, materials and details to address extreme climate with fast-track schedules (Expo 2017 Astana and Introduction to Expo 2020 Dubai)
  • Coordination and collaboration to succeed in a tight schedule with a fixed opening day and collaboration with a Turkish general contractor
  • Making it work: Integration with local and international teams of materials and services providers from across the world
Alejandro Stochetti, Director, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

12.45 - 13.40

Networking Lunch Break

Session - 3(13.50 - 15.40)

13.40 - 14.00

Creation Process Of Building Envelopes And Façades for Branded Residential Projects

  • Big scale master plans and branded projects: Focusing on ‘Tashkent City’ development
  • The role and impact of building envelopes and façades on sales and marketing strategies
  • The local features and global trends on building envelope and façades
Uğur Özgüven, Founding Principal, Özgüven Mimarlik

14.00 - 14.20

Criteria for Constructing & Contracting Façades in Different Parts of the World

  • Contracting the design, engineering and construction work abroad & history of Turkish companies
  • Differences in featured standards, criteria and priorities according to countries
  • What does it need for planning to work in different geographies abroad
Haldun Yilmaz, General Manager, FMT Cephe Danışmanlık

14.20 - 14.40


Güldem Acet, Business Manager Turkey - Powder Coatings, Axalta

14.40 - 15.00


Fatma Pir, Product Manager, Technoform Bautec Italia

15.00 - 15.20

Contemporary Design Inspired by Local Context

  • Regional analysis leads to inspiration
  • Macro to micro design solidifies intent
  • Case study on Özyeğin University’s Faculty of Architecture and Design Building
Roger Klein, Partner & Founder, ARK

15.20 - 15.50

Networking Tea/Coffee Break

Session - 4(16.00 - 17.45)

15.50 - 16.10

Climate Change and its Effect on Façades

  • Climate change and natural results of it
  • Effects on façade, ‘What should a façade designer consider in design phase?’
  • Sample cases for design failures and recommendations for façade designers
Necdet Bahadır Buluk, Managing Director, FDF Cephe Danışmanlığı

16.10 - 16.30


16.30 - 17.15

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




Gökhan Güvendiksoy, Managing Director, Güvendiksoy Façade Consultancy Birhan Emre Yazici, CEO, NKY Architects & Engineers

17.15 - 17.20

Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference

17.20 - 18.30

Post Event Networking Reception

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