Shaun Killa

Killa Design, Design Director | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

About

Driven by design excellence, Shaun Killa is an award-winning architect with international experience spanning over 27 years. He focuses his design philosophy on innovative low carbon sustainable buildings and challenges architectural norms to create expressive and timeless forms, which has led him to design numerous highly recognizable projects including Almas Tower, Dubai Opera House, and Bahrain World Trade Centre – one of the first large-scale integrations of wind turbines on a building. In his early career he has won multiple global awards including ENR News Maker Award, New York, the Global Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction for the Lighthouse Tower, and CTBUH Best Tall Building in the Middle East Award for Bahrain World Trade Centre. Killa Design was established in Dubai in 2015, and Shaun has worked on signature projects, including the award-winning designs for the Museum of the…

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CTBUH Roles

Annual Conference, Presenter (Middle East 2018)

Awards Urban Habitat Jury (2018)

Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker (Middle East 2018)

Annual Conference, Steering Committee (Middle East 2018)

CTBUH Initiatives

Videos

21 October 2018

Crafting a Middle Eastern Skyscraper: Working with Climate and Culture

Sixty-eight percent of the world population is projected to live in urban areas by 2050. As a result of this, growing populations and the increasing...

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Research

20 October 2018

Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism

CTBUH 2018 Conference Speakers

As we approach the new normality of cities housing 10 million or more inhabitants, those best positioned for the future are evolving along polycentric, multi-nodal...

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Research

05 March 2008

Harnessing Energy in Tall Buildings: Bahrain World Trade Center and Beyond

Shaun Killa & Richard F. Smith, W S Atkins & Partners Overseas

This paper describes the design evolution of the large scale wind turbines proposed for the Bahrain Trade Center. It describes the details of the wind...

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