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Shaun Killa is #1 on Middle East Architect magazine’s Power List

Industry journal Middle East Architect magazine has published its annual Power List of 40 most powerful architects in the Middle East 2017 – and Killa Design is proud to have Shaun Killa top the list at #1.

The listing includes the 40 architects who greatly influence the Middle East architectural landscape with a continued presence demonstrating an inspired commitment to the region.

The article refers to Shaun’s impressive portfolio spanning nearly 20 years within the Middle East and his passion for sustainable design. It also refers to Killa Design’s flagship, iconic project – Museum of the Future which ‘is set to reflect visions for change in the future by focusing on technology prototypes. A feature will be “innovation laboratories” which will spotlight education, health, smart cities, energy and transportation.’   

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Office of the Future wins Innovation by Design Award 2016

Killa Design’s (along with Gensler and Bene ME) Office of the Future has won the Identity Design Awards – Innovation by Design Award 2016.

The Office of the Future building is currently the temporary home for the Dubai Future Foundation as well as an exhibition space and incubator for future emerging technologies in the region. The entire structure was printed in concrete using an additive manufacturing technique. It is truly the first fully occupied building in the world to be constructed using such techniques.

As part of our wider initiative to be involved in the most cutting edge and innovative projects, we made use of a super insulated cladding system constructed using computer controlled manufacturing techniques to create the unique form of the building.Unique in its design and modularity, the office has been hailed as ‘a ground breaking example of computer controlled fabrication’ in building construction.

Ben Piper, partner at Killa Design and the architect behind the masterplan and cladding design says: ‘The progressive design of the office conveys a shift from the traditional form of work environments thus paving the way for stimulating innovation and communication within teams.”

The structure of the building was manufacturing using an additive concrete ‘printing’ technique using a 3D printer 20 feet high, 120 feet long and 40 feet wide. The cladding was fabricated using insulated panels custom cut to form the complex geometry of the façade.

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