About The Event

Zak World of Façades is an international conference series on façade design & engineering. The event has attracted over 29,000 delegates across its 90+ completed editions as on date. It is designed as a one day conference and is currently being organised in over 30 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 & 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 edition is the 106th global edition and the 7th edition in UK which will showcase sustainable innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope and will also display latest technological solutions from leading solution providers.

Visit www.zakwof.com for details of the previously executed events.

Who Should Attend

The event is ideal for Architects, Developers, General/Main Contractors, Façade Consultants, Façade Contractors, Sustainability/ESD Consultants, Fire Consultants, Glass Processors, Structural Consultants, Cost Consultants, Quantity Surveyors, PMC’s and related building specifiers.


Insightful Dialogues & Networking

Hear from experts in the domain of façade design, engineering, procuring and execution on their views on constructing high-performance, safe, sustainable and long lasting façades with the latest techniques and tools available. Also, network with other industry peers and leading manufacturers & solution providers to the façade industry.


Key Numbers

106

Edition

60

Speakers and Panelist

4

Sessions

1

Day

Safety Guidelines

Currently, there are no mandatory covid restrictions in place during the time of the event as announced by the local authorities. However, we will be incorporating the below hygiene measures to ensure a safe environment

  • Implementation of disinfection protocols in all areas by the venue housekeeping team
  • Availability of sanitisers at multiple locations
  • Counters, seats and tables in common areas are disinfected after every use
Our host venue Hilton has rolled out a safety and hygiene program which will be in action at the event. Click here to view the factsheet. Any additional governmental mandate that is in place during the event time will be strictly followed. Please check this section for latest information.

Wearing of masks is optional and there is no proof of vaccination required to attend the event. However, we encourage if people wear a mask wherever possible.

Should the requirements change prior to the event, we will endeavour to notify you promptly. We solicit your cooperation on the same.

Stay safe. We look forward to welcoming you back to our events.

Speakers

Our speakers and panelists are domain experts and will ensure that the content presented at the event is meaningful with key takeaways to ponder upon. Initial list of speakers, more to be added as we progress.

Aibi Ogbebor

Aibi Ogbebor

Associate Director | Façade Engineering,
Meinhardt Façade Technology

Aibi Ogbebor

Associate Director | Façade Engineering, Meinhardt Façade Technology

Topic: A Timber Oasis

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Alina White

Alina White

Associate,
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Alina White

Associate, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Topic: Topic to be Announced

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Amanda Whittington

Amanda Whittington

Partner,
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Amanda Whittington

Partner, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Topic: Topic to be Announced

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Anna Wendt

Anna Wendt

Partner,
Buro Happold

Anna Wendt

Partner, Buro Happold

Topic: Topic to be Announced

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Angie Jim Osman

Angie Jim Osman

Director,
Allies & Morrison

Angie Jim Osman

Director, Allies & Morrison

Topic: Kings Cross Redevelopment: The Story Thus Far

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Angus Kearin

Angus Kearin

Head of Development,
Urbanest

Angus Kearin

Head of Development, Urbanest

Topic: Urbanest Project Case Study

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Ayman El-Hibri

Ayman El-Hibri

Associate Director,
WilkinsonEyre

Ayman El-Hibri

Associate Director, WilkinsonEyre

Topic: 8 Bishopsgate – Taking Sustainability to Scale in The City

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Claire Tribe

Claire Tribe

Pre-Construction Director (Façades),
McLaren Construction

Claire Tribe

Pre-Construction Director (Façades), McLaren Construction

Session Chair

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Daniel Anglin

Daniel Anglin

Project Director,
Mace

Daniel Anglin

Project Director, Mace

Topic: Urbanest Project Case Study

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David Walker

David Walker

Associate - Façade Engineering,
WSP

David Walker

Associate - Façade Engineering, WSP

Topic: HS2 Birmingham Curzon Street: Envelope Prefabrication and Sustainability

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Duncan Richards

Duncan Richards

Director,
FMDC

Duncan Richards

Director, FMDC

Topic: Kings Cross Redevelopment: The Story Thus Far

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Evan Levelle

Evan Levelle

Associate Principal,
Front Inc

Evan Levelle

Associate Principal, Front Inc

Topic: Topic to be Announced

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Jack Ayre

Jack Ayre

Associate Director,
AHMM

Jack Ayre

Associate Director, AHMM

Topic: Kings Cross Redevelopment: The Story Thus Far

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James Santer

James Santer

Director,
AHMM

James Santer

Director, AHMM

Topic: Urbanest Project Case Study

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John Bushell

John Bushell

Design Principal,
KPF

John Bushell

Design Principal, KPF

Topic: The City as Quarry: Transforming an Outdated Building to Create the Workplace of the Future

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Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson

Associate Director,
Arup

Jonathan Wilson

Associate Director, Arup

Topic: 8 Bishopsgate – Taking Sustainability to Scale in The City

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Kate Donovan

Kate Donovan

Project Manager,
Lendlease

Kate Donovan

Project Manager, Lendlease

Topic: A Timber Oasis

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Keith Priest

Keith Priest

Founding Partner,
Fletcher Priest Architects

Keith Priest

Founding Partner, Fletcher Priest Architects

Topic: Unwrapping Our Process

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Kemi Ayodele

Kemi Ayodele

Developement Manager,
Argent

Kemi Ayodele

Developement Manager, Argent

Topic: Kings Cross Redevelopment: The Story Thus Far

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Kenneth Zammit

Kenneth Zammit

Director - Façade Engineering,
Thornton Tomasetti

Kenneth Zammit

Director - Façade Engineering, Thornton Tomasetti

Topic: Machine Learning: Past the Hype to Practical Applications in Façade Engineering

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Kyriakos Chatziparaskevas

Kyriakos Chatziparaskevas

Associate Architect,
Heatherwick Studios

Kyriakos Chatziparaskevas

Associate Architect, Heatherwick Studios

Topic: Google Bay View-Project Case Study

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Mark Broom

Mark Broom

Associate Director,
ACME London

Mark Broom

Associate Director, ACME London

Topic: A Timber Oasis

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Mark Swinburn

Mark Swinburn

Project Director,
Argent

Mark Swinburn

Project Director, Argent

Topic: Kings Cross Redevelopment: The Story Thus Far

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Max Fawcett

Max Fawcett

Associate Principal,
Grimshaw

Max Fawcett

Associate Principal, Grimshaw

Topic: HS2 Birmingham Curzon Street: Envelope Prefabrication and Sustainability

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Megan Ancliffe

Megan Ancliffe

Senior Passivhaus Consultant,
Henriksen Studio

Megan Ancliffe

Senior Passivhaus Consultant, Henriksen Studio

Topic: Urbanest Project Case Study

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Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor

Principal,
Hopkins Architects

Mike Taylor

Principal, Hopkins Architects

Topic: Topic to be Announced

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Neesha Gopal

Neesha Gopal

Head of Façades - Europe,
Lendlease

Neesha Gopal

Head of Façades - Europe, Lendlease

Topic: A Timber Oasis

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Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson

Principal | Europe Practice Leader,
SOM

Peter Jackson

Principal | Europe Practice Leader, SOM

Topic: Frontier Façades

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Stephen Tanno

Stephen Tanno

Director Pre-Construction Services,
Schüco International

Stephen Tanno

Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International

Topic: Topic to be Announced

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Thomas Henriksen

Thomas Henriksen

Director,
Henriksen Studio

Thomas Henriksen

Director, Henriksen Studio

Topic: Urbanest Project Case Study

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Will Stevens

Will Stevens

Director,
Interface Facade Engineers

Will Stevens

Director, Interface Facade Engineers

Topic: Topic to be Announced

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Zara Edwards

Zara Edwards

Associate Director - Facade Engineering,
AECOM

Zara Edwards

Associate Director - Facade Engineering, AECOM

Topic: Façades as a Major Contributing Factor to Make Buildings Green: Responding to the Climate Emergency

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Schedule

The event agenda is split into multiple sessions separated by networking break-out sessions.

Session 1
(08:50 - 10:17)

08.00 - 08.50
Delegate Registration & Networking
08.50 - 09.00
Welcome Address
09.00 - 09.30
Unwrapping Our Process

Design, research and challenge

Explore, analyse and communicate

Mock up, model and make


Keith Priest
Founding Partner, Fletcher Priest Architects
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09.30 - 09.55
Machine Learning: Past the Hype to Practical Applications in Façade Engineering

An introduction to machine learning as data science

Accelerating change with the tools already available

Application of machine learning and augmented reality on projects today


Kenneth Zammit
Director - Façade Engineering, Thornton Tomasetti
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09.55 - 10.10
Topic to be Announced

10.10 - 10.17
Topic to be Announced

10.17 - 10.50
Networking Tea / Coffee Break


Session 2
(10.50 - 12.55)

10.50 - 11.15
The City as Quarry: Transforming an Outdated Building to Create the Workplace of the Future

Embracing the tenets of circular design, through the creative reuse of the original Portland stone façade

Reducing operational carbon with a high-performance envelope

Transforming the workplace by increasing access to daylight and the introduction of mixed-mode ventilation


John Bushell
Design Principal, KPF
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11.15 - 11.40
Topic to be Announced

11.40 - 12.10
Topic to be Announced

12.10 - 12.55
Panel Discussion: Façades as a Major Contributing Factor to Make Buildings Green: Responding to the Climate Emergency

Designing low carbon façades to build green infrastructure for the years to come

Blending sustainability, aesthetics, and durability while shortlisting the materials for building envelope

How do we make a holistic approach to achieve the CO2nstrcut zero targets and how big a role façades can play in this?

How do we create a framework of measuring the progress of all the steps taken towards achieving sustainability in our buildings?


Panelist
Zara Edwards
Associate Director - Facade Engineering, AECOM
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12.55 - 13.40
Networking Lunch Break


SESSION 3 - Track A
(13.40 - 15.40)

Session Chair

Claire Tribe
Pre-Construction Director (Façades), McLaren Construction
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13.40 - 14.00
Topic to be Announced

Amanda Whittington
Partner, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
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Alina White
Associate, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
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14.00 - 14.20
8 Bishopsgate – Taking Sustainability to Scale in The City

Maximising development area by form finding collaborative approach at the earliest stage of the project and arranging the massing around lean component building blocks to develop conceptually efficient form

With the early focus of carbon reduction, a ‘total architecture’ approach with the use of innovative software and façade technology, a smart active façade making it UK’s tallest BREEAM Outstand building with façade playing key part

Utilising a lean façade system that adapts to the solar conditions, overshadowing from current and future buildings, limiting solar gains to high performance LETI requirements and maximise daylighting and views out of the building ensuring occupant comfort and wellness

The lean design, with a mission statement of ‘less is more’ in terms of material within the façade was only possible with the selection of an optimised smart active system


Ayman El-Hibri
Associate Director, WilkinsonEyre
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Jonathan Wilson
Associate Director, Arup
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14.20 - 14.40
Topic to be Announced

Will Stevens
Director, Interface Facade Engineers
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14.40 - 14.55
Topic to be Announced

14.55 - 15.10
Topic to be Announced

15.10 - 15.40
Panel Discussion: Kings Cross Redevelopment: The Story Thus Far

Moderator
Duncan Richards
Director, FMDC
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Panelist
Jack Ayre
Associate Director, AHMM
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Panelist
Mark Swinburn
Project Director, Argent
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Panelist
Angie Jim Osman
Director, Allies & Morrison
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Panelist
Kemi Ayodele
Developement Manager, Argent
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SESSION 3 - Track B
(13.40 - 15.40)

13.40 - 14.00
Frontier Façades

System revolution - Chareau's Maison de Verre

New possibilities - SOM's Lever House

What next? - SOM's JTI and UNOG and the future


Peter Jackson
Principal | Europe Practice Leader, SOM
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14.00 - 14.20
Topic to be Announced

Evan Levelle
Associate Principal, Front Inc
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14.20 - 14.40
Topic to be Announced

14.40 - 14.55
Topic to be Announced

14.55 - 15.10
Topic to be Announced

15.10 - 15.40
Panel Discussion: A Timber Oasis

The brief

The design concept

Key challenges


Moderator
Neesha Gopal
Head of Façades - Europe, Lendlease
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Panelist
Mark Broom
Associate Director, ACME London
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Panelist
Kate Donovan
Project Manager, Lendlease
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Panelist
Aibi Ogbebor
Associate Director | Façade Engineering, Meinhardt Façade Technology
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SESSION 3 - Track C
(13.40 - 15.40)

13.40 - 14.00
Topic to be Announced

Mike Taylor
Principal, Hopkins Architects
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14.00 - 14.20
HS2 Birmingham Curzon Street: Envelope Prefabrication and Sustainability

Station shed and soffit

Platform canopies

Photovoltaic façade panels


Max Fawcett
Associate Principal, Grimshaw
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David Walker
Associate - Façade Engineering, WSP
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14.20 - 14.40
Topic to be Announced

Anna Wendt
Partner, Buro Happold
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14.40 - 14.55
Topic to be Announced

14.55 - 15.10
Topic to be Announced

15.10 - 15.40
Panel Discussion: Urbanest Project case study

Moderator
Thomas Henriksen
Director, Henriksen Studio
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Panelist
James Santer
Director, AHMM
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Panelist
Angus Kearin
Head of Development, Urbanest
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Panelist
Daniel Anglin
Project Director, Mace
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Panelist
Megan Ancliffe
Senior Passivhaus Consultant, Henriksen Studio
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15.40 - 16.10
Networking Tea/Coffee Break


Session 4
(16.10 - 17.50)

16.10 - 16.30
Google Bay View-Project Case Study

Kyriakos Chatziparaskevas
Associate Architect, Heatherwick Studios
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16.30 - 16.50
Topic to be Announced

16.50 - 16.57
Topic to be Announced

16.57 - 17.42
Topic to be Announced

Moderator
Stephen Tanno
Director Pre-Construction Services, Schüco International
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17.42 - 17.50
Vote of Thanks & End of the Conference
17.50 - 19.30
Post Event Networking Reception



The programme is correct at time of publishing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or excuse themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. You can find the most up-to-date programme on this website.




Partners

Meet our industry leading suppliers who play a key role in this event. Visit their booths to know more about their products & solutions and how they can help play a role in defining your projects.
Presenting Partner

Luxury Art Façades Partner

Event Registration

Register for in-person attendance below. All our registrations are subject to validation from our team. More details in the FAQ section.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR COMPLIMENTARY SEATS: Complimentary seats are reserved exclusively for Architects, Consultants, Contractors, Developers, Fabricators, Government Officials & PMC's. The organizers reserve the right to allocate these complimentary seats at their discretion.

Image Gallery

Images from a select previous global editions of Zak World of Façades


Video Gallery

Snippets from a select previous global editions of Zak World of Façades

  • Toronto 2022
  • London 2021
  • Dubai 2021
  • New York 2021
  • Sydney 2019
  • Manchester 2019
  • Singapore 2019

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about the event.

A limited number of complimentary seats on first come first serve basis are reserved for Architects, Façade Consultants, Developers, Government Officials, Project Management Consultants, Main Contractors, Sustainability Consultants, Fire Consultants, Façade Contractors, Cost Consultants, etc. The online registration process needs to be followed to attain your entry pass for the event. Please note that the complimentary seats allocation are under the jurisdiction of the organizers. If you are a product/material supplier and intend to attend the conference, there would be a delegate fee of GBP 750 + VAT applicable per delegate.

The online registration acts as an “Interest” for attending the conference. An internal system evaluates the registrations received and issues the confirmation/entry pass accordingly. The online registration alone DOES NOT stand confirmed without a confirmation/entry pass email from the organizers.

If successfully approved, the confirmation number/pass is sent within 3-4 working days of registration or earlier. It is advisable to check your spam/junk folders as there maybe chances of the email landing in those folders. If you have not received your confirmation within the stipulated timeframe, please write to the organisers/reply on the acknowledgment email to check on the status.

It is highly recommended that you use your company/official email id for registration to avoid any confirmation delay

No. All registrations are pre-approved online and no on-spot registrations are encouraged.

The invitation copy from the sponsors DOES NOT qualify as the entry pass. The invite mentions the registration process at the last page. All the recipients of these invitation copies are advised to follow the online registration process to attain their passes to be able to attend the event.

No. If you are not able to attend the conference after receiving your confirmation number/pass you will not be able to transfer the registration to your colleague.

The registrations start at 0800 hrs. The team at the registration desk will be fully equipped with the details of those confirmed to attend. If your registration is confirmed, you will only be asked to quote your registration number and drop your visiting cards at the registration desk to collect your badge and kit.

Post the conference, the organisers will be uploading all the presentations who's permission has been received to distribute online at this event website.

The full-day conference will include access to the conference hall, exhibit area, lunch and networking session, delegate kits and presentation copies.

If your firm is on our guest list, then a maximum of 1-4 delegates passes per firm are allocated depending on the firm size. However, the seat allocation is on first come first serve basis.

As the seats are allocated on a first come first serve basis, the registration will close once the hall seating capacity is reached.

Apart from the high standard hygiene protocols and checks from the venues housekeeping team, we will be implementing the standard operating procedures and guidelines mandated by the local authorities to ensure a safe event. Please refer to the detailed safety precautions at the top of this page.

No. The event will be 100% in-person only.

Venue


Registrations start at 8:00 am

Address

London Hilton on Park Lane, Greater London, England, United Kingdom, W1K 1BE

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