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2021 program:

8:30 am:  Welcoming participants

8:55 am:  Opening of the day

9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  : IGH Wood, acoustic and thermal disorders, solar protection, revegetation.   

Studies and design of a high-rise wood building: Wacken district (Strasbourg)

First tertiary high-rise building in wood in France and among the tallest wooden buildings in the world.

True innovation in a high-rise building, the wooden structure is visible and creates a warm and comfortable working atmosphere.

Speaker  : Alexandre FRANC, associate architect  - Group-6

Technical focus: Facades and seismic constraint  

Speaker: Jonathan MOOS, architect - FIXINOX

Göteborg Mixed Program  (Sweden)  : Vegetation and double facades which form thermal buffer zones and greenhouses.

Speaker : Erik GIUDICE, architect - EGA director

How to anticipate acoustic disorders?  Wind noise in the facade elements, sun screens, perforated blackout sheets, etc.

Speaker: Samuel TOCHON, director - LASA acoustic and vibration engineering


10:45 am - 11:30 am: Break & Networking

11:30 am-12:45pm  :  Optimizing solar protection : performance, thermal and visual comfort of the facade for the user? (with call for measurement standards and classification of sun protection products: EN14500 and 14501)  


Round table :

Sunshine, if it is appreciated in winter, can bring real discomfort in the middle of summer or in very sunny regions, it then forces the user to overconsume air conditioning which aggravates EGES. What solutions?

Speakers: Bertrand DEROISY - Senior Project leader at the BBRI -  Thomas DANEELS, president of MFS France - Claire FOUCHER, architectural specification manager - MERMET  

12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. / Lunch - Buffet on site (In accordance with health regulations)

2.15 p.m.-4.15 p.m.: Complex techniques and facades, feedback from design toimplementation  :

Lyon VAISE, a temperate facade: When the facade deploys its services to users.

The design of lot 8 in Lyon Vaise is based on research into use for users. Terraces accessible on all the roofs of the building, external access stairs to the floors, passageways, summer amphitheater between the Saône and the Balme, the building takes advantage of all its finery to offer users multiple workspaces. In this service offering, the facade fully plays its role. In turn, means of ventilation, means of smoke extraction, allowing access to the outside, protecting against solar gain, it also ensures, through a modenature varying in height, the identity of the building. This homogeneity is all the stronger as the site is extended and the situations encountered are multiple.

Speakers :  Laura CASSANI, Facade department manager - AIA life Designer - Jean-Pierre LEVÊQUE, associate architect - Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés)


Technical focus: Hidden opening solutions


MORLAND Mixité Capitale project: Conversion and extension of a real estate complex. Complex facade study

The former Paris prefecture Sully-Morland enjoys a central location within the capital and on the banks of the Seine. The Morland Mixité Capitale project designed by David Chipperfield Architects offers, among others, a series of artistic installations imagined by Studio Other Spaces (Olafur Eliasson, Sebastian Behmann). Bollinger + Grohmann is in charge of the facade engineering, the arch structure and the diaphanous and panoramic cladding which completes the 15th floor of the central building.

Speaker: Jean-Rémy Nguyen (Structure & facade project manager) -  BOLLINGER + GROHMANN

Technical focus: Facade & Off-site

Elegance and photocatalysis go hand in hand for the head office of St-Agne Immobilier in Toulouse.

Reducing the duration of the site, the waste, the main advantage of off-site construction lies above all in the prefabrication in the factory which coincides with the preparation of the site on site. This done, the modules delivered in the form of a giant 3D puzzle, scrupulously identified and numbered, are immediately installed in their final position.

Thus, the prefabrication of the entire superstructure of the building, carried out by CIR Préfa, greatly reduced the environmental impact by significantly lowering its carbon footprint. In addition, concrete provides good airtightness and excellent sound insulation.

Speaker: Patrick SOUBIRAN - CIR PREFA  

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.:  Pause  

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m .: Technical focus: High security steel carpentry  

Speaker :  Jacques Brunet (Forster)

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m .: Energy and low carbon performance, tailor-made strategies:  Verrière de la Samaritaine, House of the Bar Association.

Speaker: David FABIE, Director of RFR  

5.30 p.m. - 6.45 p.m.  : When the facade becomes a source of energy  : Building Carbon Balance - Wind and Photovoltaic in Façade?


Round table : Energy production of integrated systems in Façade: Studies and feedback. Focus on photovoltaics, wind power on the facade. Solutions  to decarbonize the building?

Speakers:  Roch DROZDOWSKI-STREHL, Managing Director - IFPV - David SERERO, architect - SERERO Architects - Guillaume  MEUNIER, Deputy Director and Head of the Environment Department - ELIOTH  - 

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