Pitt turns architect for Dubai hotel

June 3rd, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 3 (ANI): Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt is set to fulfil his dream of becoming an architect now that hes been roped in to design a five-star hotel complex in Dubai.

The 800-room luxury resort will be “socially conscious” and a world leader in environmental sustainability, says Zabeel Properties, the property company developing it.

Pitt is to be among a team of design consultants, reports the Telegraph.

He said that he was thrilled to be working on the project, especially as it underpinned his belief in “environmentally-friendly architecture”.

“Whilst acting is my career, architecture is my passion. Selecting this development as my first major construction project has been a simple decision,” he said.

“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.”

Zabeel has appointed LA-based architecture firm Graft to oversee the project.

Zabeel chief executive Robert Norton said that the company was delighted to be working with Pitt and Graft.

“Our master plan and design concept will be world-eadling and we’re delighted to be collaborating with Brad Pitt and the team at Graft, which is recognsied for its innovative building design,” he said.

“This project will display our uncompromising focus and commitment for developing high quality and environmentally sustainable real estate in this region.” (ANI)

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