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CELEBUTECTURE: Brad Pitt to design 5-star Eco Hotel in Dubai
Brad Pitt is once again trading the silver screen for green building, as he recently announced a collaboration with LA-based architecture firm GRAFT to design a 5-star “green resort” in Dubai. We’re not sure if “Dubai” and “green” really belong in the same sentence, and we’re also skeptical about the project oxymoronically being called both “socially-conscious” and “an 800-room luxury hotel and adjoining leisure complex,” but we’ll wait to see how it unfolds. No details or location have been announced yet, but we can only hope that given Brad’s friendship with Frank Gehry and his commitment to Global Green, it’ll be as beautiful and green as the superstar claims.
The undeniably handsome star has an ongoing interest in architecture, helping to rebuild 150 homes after Hurricane Katrina, and collaborating with friend Frank Gehry from time to time. The face of Global Green, Brad has also committed to building green, so we’re curious to see how the Dubai project follows his values. The hotel was announced by developers Zabeel Properties on Monday.
Between the upcoming birth of his and Angie’s twins and all the design charrettes in his future, we’re guessing Mr. Pitt won’t be getting much sleep any time soon.
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