BYLDIS PREFAB REALITY SYMPOSIUM 2018 – Design Freedom and suistainable economy with prefab construction

On 3 October 2018 Building Network and the Dutch concrete supplier BYLDIS will host BYLDIS PREFAB REALITY SYMPOSIUM 2018 which is taking place at Danish Architecture Center in BLOX in Copenhagen.

The symposium, to be held in English, targets Scandinavian clients, developers, architects and other advisors, who are invited to meet with Danish and international experts to share knowledge and experiences in the design of high-rise buildings and prefab construction. There will be ample opportunities to network and speak individually with keynote speakers and participants about the latest trends and new technology in prefab construction.

Among the presenters is Architect Diederik Dam of Dam & Partners Architecten, which are behind various iconic buildings in Holland. Dam will use two exciting buildings, Hourglass in Amsterdam and the highest building in Benelux, Zalmhaven Tower, in Rotterdam, to discuss experiences with prefab construction, but also how quality, innovation and a unique design draw attention and create excitement.

Han Blom, Dutch concrete supplier BYLDIS’ representative in Denmark, will then discuss innovative solutions and new design freedom in precast concrete products, but also how these products have allowed BYLDIS to erect 1,750 apartments and 20,000 m2 of open-plan office space in record time on London City Island, which, today, is a spectacular landmark in London’s river landscape.

The principal and director of the American engineering giant Thornton Tomasetti’s UK office, Les Postawa, will demonstrate how to emphasise design using simple techniques and elegant solutions. Thornton Tomasetti is world-renowned for its work with the design of spectacular high-rise buildings and skyscrapers, one of which is the world’s hitherto tallest building, Jeddah Tower, which will be more than one kilometer tall and is under construction in Saudi Arabia. Postawa will also talk about sustainability and the environmental benefits of prefabricated buildings.

Partner and architect Mads Kaltoft of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, one of Scandinavia’s most recognised architectural firms, will discuss experiences with designing skyscrapers using prefabricated facades. Kaltoft will also talk about the challenges encountered when drawing the majestic Dahlerup Tower in Carlsberg City, in addition to how Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects is working to achieve sustainability certification for construction of a 188-meter-tall office tower in Warsaw’s financial district.

The symposium will conclude with the opportunity to network and speak individually with the speakers and other participants. Afterwards, wine, beer and snacks will be served on the rooftop terrace at BLOX.

List of participants

3XN Oanh Nguyen Henriksen Head of Business Development
Anne Kappel, Arkitekt MAA Anne Kappel Architect MAA, PH.D
ARPE & KJELDSHOLM A/S Kristine Kohave Sørensen Client Consultancy Advisor
Aurora Construction Consultancy Adam Wrighton Associate Director
Aurora Construction Consultancy Drew Alford Client Executive
Bloxhub Torben Klitgaard Director
Building Network Mickey Lund Managing Director
Building Network Henrik Tangø-Brandt Communication Consultant
Building Network Eva Tangø-Brandt Journalist
Building Network Michael Foltinger Business Development Manager
Copenhagen Capacity Kim Fønss-Lundberg Senior Investor Development Manager
Copenhagen Capacity Rikke Petersen Business Development Manager
Copenhagen Capacity Peter Plesner Project Manager
Byldis Han Blom Business Development Manager Scandinavia
Byldis Jacco van Dijk CEO
Cadolto Modular Bau Gmbh Axel Brand Commercial Lawyer
Compass Houmann Resources Group Ulrik Halberg Consultant
Cowi A/S Gorm Krogsdal Chief Market Manager
Cowi A/S Kristian Mikael Frederiksen Head of Section
Cowi A/S Kannan Selvaraj Specialist, High-rise Structures
Cowi A/S Bogdan Mihai Campeanu Engineering Specialist
Cowi A/S Jesper Elbæk Sørensen Senior Engineering Specialist
Cowi A/S Michael Fogh Chief Specialist
Cowi A/S Erik Severin Project Director Buildings
Dam & Partners Architecten Diederik Dam Owner / director
Dam & Partners Architecten Haakon Brouwer Architect
Dam & Partners Architecten Bram Waumans Architect
Danica Pension Gry Kjær Design Manager
Danish Building & Property Agency Michael Ryager Project Development Manager
Danish Building & Property Agency Lone Margrethe Petersen Project Manager
Danish Building & Property Agency Jette Hartmann Petersen Project Manager
Danish Building & Property Agency Sanna Gøbel Larsen Senior Consultant
Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter A/S Kasper Pilemand Associate Partner
Fontaine Group A/S Thomas Fiellau CEO
Fontaine Group A/S Claus Láfontaine Møller Chairman & Owner
FRIIS & MOLTKE ARCHITECTS Morten Mygind Head of Copenhagen office
Henning Larsen Architects A/S Jakob Birk Nielsen Project Director
Henning Larsen Architects A/S Julian Chen Senior Architect
Implenia Special Foundation Nikita Gorbatko Head of Danish Market
Jacques Ferrier Architecture Hugo De Pablo International Development Manager
KHR Architecture Justine Djernes-Bell Lead Architect
KHR Architecture Jan Besiakov Architect and facade specialist
KHR Architecture Jan Søndergaard Partner KHR
KLJ Byggerådgivning Kim Leo Jensen Design Manager
Municipality of Copenhagen Karen Probst Project Manager
Municipality of Copenhagen Erik Willer Project Manager
Municipality of Copenhagen Ndey Marie Holst Procurement Specialist
Municipality of Copenhagen Ann Bech Project Manager
Landinspektørfirmaet LE34 A/S Torben Thisted Market Director
LUNDGAARD & TRANBERG ARKITEKTER Henrik Christensen Architectural Technologist
Nordkranen A/S Jesper Schultz Project Manager
Oskar Group A/S Christoffer Ploug COO
Oskar Group A/S Henrik Wessmann Jensen CEO
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Jake Spruit Operations Director
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Mads Kaltoft Principal Partner
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Mads Dyssel Engel Associate Partner
Structured Environment Limited Tomonori Makita Sustainable Building Engineer
Thornton Tomasetti Les Postawa Director
Thornton Tomasetti Tina Havsted Business Development Manager
Thornton Tomasetti Vagn Risby Mortensen Associate Director
Thornton Tomasetti Lee Earl Associate Director
TnT Arkitekter A/S Jakob Brandt-Nielsen Partner
Zeso Architect Torben Juul Founding Partner
Zeso Architect Mia Scheel Partner
Øllegaard Teknik Michael Øllegaard Jensen Consultant
Aarstiderne Arkitekter Kiri Hedegaard Creative Director
Aarstiderne Arkitekter Carl Lyneborg Creative Director


The symposium is open to Scandinavian clients, developers, architects and other advisors as well as member of Building Network who are welcome to sign up to ”Prefab Reality Symposium 2018” by sending a mail to Mickey Lund on so we can reserve a space right away.

The registration deadline is 25 September 2018.


Download the invitation in Pdf for additional information on the individual presentations and programme in more detail.

Press contact and for further information about Byldis, please contact Business Development Manager Han Blom on +31 (0)6 15 34 89 36 or