Recycle a post office warehouse and generate urban centrality. Post Houston by OMA

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Architects
OMA. Partner-in-Charge.- Jason Long. Project Architects.- Salome Nikuradze, Yusef Ali Dennis.
Design team
Daniel Kendra, Chris Yoon, Laylee Salek, Wesley Leforce, Ekaterina Nuzhdina, Simina Marin, Vincent Parlatore, Vincenzo Damato.
Collaborators
Executive Architect.- Powers Brown Architecture.
Structural engineer.- IMEG Corp.
Executive Architect.- Food hall.- LUCID.
MEP.- DBR Engineering Consultants.
Landscape architect.- Hoerr Schaudt.
Lighting.- DotDash.
Historic advisor.- MacRostie.
Identity and signage.- MTWTF with Formation.
Architecture renderings.- Luxigon.
Client
Lovett Commercial.
Contractors
Harvey Builders.
Area
16-acre site.
Dates
Commissioned.- 2016. First phase.- 2021.
Location
Downtown Houston, Texas, USA.
Photography
Scott Shigley, Leonid Furmansky, Steve Hyde.

OMA. Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. OMA's buildings and masterplans around the world insist on intelligent forms while inventing new possibilities for content and everyday use. OMA is led by ten partners – Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten, Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Jason Long and Michael Kokora – and maintains offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Doha and Dubai.

OMA-designed buildings currently under construction include Taipei Performing Arts Centre, Qatar National Library, Qatar Foundation Headquarters, Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale in Caen, Fondation d’Entreprise Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Bryghusprojektet in Copenhagen, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, and Faena Arts Center in Miami.

OMA's recently completed projects include Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2015); Fondazione Prada in Milan (2015); G-Star Headquarters in Amsterdam (2014); Shenzhen Stock Exchange (2013); De Rotterdam, a large mixed-use tower in the Netherlands (2013); CCTV Headquarters in Beijing (2012); New Court, the headquarters for Rothschild Bank in London (2011); Milstein Hall at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (2011); and Maggie's Centre, a cancer care centre in Glasgow (2011). Earlier buildings include Casa da Música in Porto (2005), Seattle Central Library (2004), and Netherlands Embassy in Berlin (2003).

 

Jason Long

Jason Long joined OMA in 2003 and has been based in OMA New York since 2007. After contributing as Associate Editor of Content (Taschen 2004) and acting as a key member of AMO in Rotterdam, Jason served as project architect and project manager for many of OMA’s cultural projects in the Americas including the Quebec National Beaux-Arts Museum, the Faena Arts Center in Miami Beach and the Marina Abramovic Institute in Hudson, New York.

In addition to 9301 Kercheval, Jason is leading four adaptive re-use projects including the transformation of a former postal service facility into POST Houston, a mixed use cultural anchor in Texas (Fall 2022) and within, a new concert venue for Live Nation; the renovation of the historic Fitzgerald Building at University, the transformation of Jersey City’s historic Pathside Building into Centre Pompidou x Jersey City; and a new synagogue in the Upper East Side of New York City within a historic, art-deco parking garage.

Jason is also engaged in a number of projects focusing on urbanism and the public realm in Washington D.C. that provide an innovative approach to recreation, public health, and equitable development at varying scales: a streetscape design for Washington D.C.’s convention center, the 11th Street Bridge Park connecting disparate communities on either side of the Anacostia River, and a sport and recreation masterplan for the RFK Stadium Armory Campus. He is also designing a multi-level restaurant within the new First and Broadway Park in downtown Los Angeles.

His portfolio extends to residential development including two new towers for Greenpoint Landing, OMA’s first high-rise towers in New York (Expected completion Fall 2022). In California, he has completed The Avery in San Francisco and is currently leading 730 Stanyan, OMA’s first 100% affordable housing project in historic Haight Ashbury.

Office for Metropolitan Architecture OMA, New York

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. OMA's buildings and masterplans around the world insist on intelligent forms while inventing new possibilities for content and everyday use. OMA is led by ten partners – Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten, Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Jason Long and Michael Kokora – and maintains offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Doha and Dubai.

Responsible for OMA’s operations in America, OMA New York was established in 2001 and has since overseen the successful completion of several buildings across the country including Milstein Hall at Cornell University (2011); the Wyly Theater in Dallas (2009); the Seattle Central Library (2004); the IIT Campus Center in Chicago (2003); and Prada’s Epicenter in New York (2001). The office is currently overseeing the construction of three cultural projects, including the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec and the Faena Arts District in Miami Beach – both scheduled for completion in 2016 – as well as a studio expansion for artist Cai Guo Qiang in New York. The New York office has most recently been commissioned to design a number of residential towers in San Francisco, New York, and Miami, as well as two projects in Los Angeles; the Plaza at Santa Monica, a mixed use complex in Los Angeles, and the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

OMA New York’s ongoing engagements with urban conditions around the world include a new civic center in Bogota, Colombia; a post-Hurricane Sandy, urban water strategy for New Jersey; the 11th Street Bridge Park and RFK Stadium-Armory Campus Masterplan in Washington, DC; and a food hub in West Louisville, Kentucky.

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