SAOTA Director, Phillippe Fouché, was invited as keynote speaker to the International ETEM Façade Conference this November in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The conference is a global forum for the latest façade technologies designed for creative architecture.

This year the topic explored the latest trends and solutions in façade engineering design and the future of architecture in the context of a changing environment, effective sun shading, digitalization and automation. Phillippe gave insight on SAOTA’s façade designs across various project types and locations – including Africa, Europe and America.

Keynote speakers at the conference included Miron Mutyava, Senior Designer at Zaha Hadid Architects, Pablo Zamorana, Head of Geometry & Computational Design at Heatherwick Studio, Steven Kennedy, Associate Principal at Grimshaw Architects, Daniel Bosia, Design Director at Thornton Tomasetti and Vladimir Marinov, Co-Founder & Structural Engineer at Define Engineers, to name a few.