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Brad Pitt to help design new Hotel and Resort

Earth Times reports:
Zabeel Properties, the boutique developer, unveiled details of a new landmark hotel and leisure development for Dubai -- with plans for the five-star Hotel and Resort. The Dubai-based luxury developer also confirmed the appointment of innovative LA-based architecture firm, GRAFT, whose team of design consultants for the project will include the actor, Brad Pitt.

Says Pitt: "Whilst acting is my career, architecture is my passion. Selecting this development as my first major construction project has been a simple decision. It will underpin not only my values for environmentally-friendly architecture, but also embrace my career in entertainment. We will be unveiling precise plans in the next few months, but you can expect something that is not only stunning to look at, but will also be an incredible attraction to visit or stay at."

Brad Pitt is currently building 150 new affordable and sustainable homes in New Orleans for residents of its Lower 9th Ward, an area of the city devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Pitt, together with film producer Steve Bing, have pledged $5 million each to the Make it Right rebuilding project. It is taking place in an area of the city that was once marked by dense housing but was then almost entirely demolished following heavy flooding by Hurricane Katrina.
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