Brad Pitt announces Sustainable Design Competiton for New Orleans

Brad Pitt and Global Green USA (founded by Mikhail Gorbachev) have announced that they are teaming up to sponsor a design competition to provide n opportunity for talented architects, urban planners, designers, ecologists and students to put forward a creative yet practical vision for New Orleans neighborhoods." Brad says: "It is our hope that this competition will generate and uncover new and innovative ideas which will advance the practicalities of responsible architecture, as well as spark a long overdue rebuilding effort for the people of New Orleans, Honoring the traditions of this unique city and the voice of its residents, our goal is to create designs and ideally built projects for neighborhoods which are stable, beautiful, sustainable and affordable. This competition asks the question can this catastrophe be turned into opportunity? Can we create for these neighborhoods and its families something even better than they had before? We encourage anyone with an idea to get involved." Final details, including jurors, program and brief will be available mid-May. Pre-register at ::Global Green

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