Zabeel Properties just announced details of a new landmark hotel and leisure development for Dubai. Although no renderings or designs are yet available, Dubai-based Zabeel Properties also confirmed the appointment of LA-based architecture firm, GRAFT, whose team of design consultants for the project will include the Hollywood actor, Brad Pitt. Pitt’s involvement in the design for the resort demonstrates his interest in green development and architecture. Says Brad: "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."
Sorry for the celebrity gossip bit, but I just couldn’t hold back! I’m definitely interested in seeing the sustainable design for this new hotel, so we’ll have more details when they’re released.