Internationally Renowned Architecture Firm OMATransforms Historic Downtown Post Office Edifice IntoGroundbreaking Musical Experience
The world’s leading live entertainment company, Live Nation, has revealed the first details and November 2021 opening of the 5,000-capacity live music venue “The Terminal,” designed with advanced architecture that will create a distinctive, one-of-a-kind experience for artists and fans by replicating the same intimate feel of a small club. Housed in the city’s latest major downtown development project POST Houston, The Terminal will be a key anchor in the transformation of the historic former Barbara Jordan Post Office into a hub for culture, food, shopping and recreation.
When artists stand on The Terminal’s stage, in their line of site, guests will literally appear to “wallpaper” the room with virtually no visible blank spaces or gaps as all balcony aisles and walkways have been designed at angles so that the artist never sees the aisles—only people.
Above the general admission space, there will be seated balconies called “Tribune Tiers” that have been designed and constructed to provide fans with a concert-viewing experience like none other. This new state-of-the-art design will provide guests with an intimate viewing experience, despite not being on the floor of the venue. The term “Tribune Tiers” emanates from the term “tribune” defined as “a person who upholds or defends the rights of the people.”
Designed by internationally renowned firm OMA, led by OMA Partner Jason Long, Live Nation’s The Terminal will feature an innovative venue designed to create a sense of intimacy between the artist on stage and guests.
Along with other flourishes, the venue will combine industrial materials such as fiberglass grating, polycarbonate and aluminized fabric with an array of ephemeral multi-colored lighting effects to create a machine for spectacle.
“The Terminal will be a great addition to the live music scene in Houston giving artists and fans more options to connect at concerts,” said Sherri Sosa, President, Venue Nation. “We look forward to the Terminal bringing hundreds of shows to the city once it opens its doors, not only delivering some great live music but also creating new jobs for the community.”
The Terminal’s show scheduled is expected to be announced in July.
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The Terminal is not only a state-of-the-art concert hall but also features a colorful array of distinctive private event spaces for hosting corporate events, private concerts, social gatherings, weddings, receptions or private dinners.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit livenationentertainment.com.
About Lovett Commercial: Founded in 1980 as a home building company, Lovett is today a preeminent residential and commercial real estate developer with projects in Houston, Dallas and Austin. In 1994 the group created its commercial real estate arm, Lovett Commercial, which develops both creative urban retail and suburban grocery-anchored projects. Their work has earned awards and recognition including two first place ULI Development of Distinction Awards and the 2016 Good Brick Award for B&B Butchers.
For more information on the Lovett Companies, visit LovettHomes.com, LovettCommercial.com and PostHTX.com, or find us on social media—Facebook (POST Houston) and Instagram (@posthtx).
About OMA: OMA is a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism and cultural analysis founded by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas. OMA’s notable completed projects include the Wyly Theater in Dallas (2009); the Seattle Central Library (2004); the Quebec Museum of Fine Arts (2015); Fondazione Prada in Milan, Italy (2018); and the Qatar National Library (2018). Established in 2001, OMA New York is led by Jason Long and Shohei Shigematsu and is responsible for OMA’s operations in the Americas. The New York office is currently engaged in several commercial developments including The Avery in San Francisco and two new residential towers for Greenpoint Landing in Brooklyn. In addition to Post Houston, the office’s other current adaptive reuse projects of landmark buildings include the transformation of a historic beaux arts parking garage in New York City into a new synagogue and the renovation of the Fitzgerald Building at the University of Toronto.
For more information, please visit oma.com or find us on social media—Facebook (OMAAMO) and Instagram (@OMAnewyork).