Shaun Killa, a South African expat living in Dubai has been nominated by Construction Week as one of the Power100 Most Influential Construction Leaders for 2020.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (09 October 2020) – Shaun Killa is a successful architect in Dubai. He launched his own architecture firm, Killa Design, in 2015 and recently completed a massive project for the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum.
The South African expat has found great success and was responsible for the construction of the Museum of Future in Dubai which was completed over the weekend.
The final piece of the facade was installed by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum. The Museum of the Future covers 30 000 square metres and is 77 metres high. Its facade has a futuristic steel aesthetic, illuminated with Arabic calligraphy, made up of 1 024 printed pieces.
In an article for CNN Travel, Shaun says it is the most ambitious project he has ever worked on.
“The entire facade system is unitised, which means the structure, the windows, the insulation, and the waterproofing is all one system,” he says. “This has never been done before.”
Shaun was nominated by Construction Week as one the Power100 Most Influential Construction Leaders of 2020 in June of this year thanks to the innovative building. He ranked 55th on the list.
We love to see South Africans thrive and succeed so congrats on your achievements Shaun!