*The Golden Box

'One giant golden box, instead of countless small grey boxes'



The extreme growth of the gray boring distribution centers causing visual pollution of the dutch landscape.


This growth is mainly caused by our behavior as a consumer and it is expected that this will only increase.


Instead of reducing or hiding the distribution centers, we propose to showcase them and celebrate the fact with one big Golden Box.







status | selected design challange 2020

in collaboration with: Vincent van Heesch | Bram van de Sanden |

Nout Sterk

project type | Research & Vision | Design Challenge 'Out of the Box'  by CAST

Exposition Tilburg Lochal 2020

Debat 2020: https://youtu.be/m0qmtMDNJVQ

Expected: landschapstriennale 2020











*The Machine


The concrete core provides stability and acts as a vertical transport space for goods. It is unheated, unlit and naturally ventilated. This is the playing field of robots; self-maintained machines, smart automation, cobots, control by VR.


The surrounding wooden construction forms a flexibly divisible space, arranged conform current spatial needs. The use of wood and renewable building resources as much as possible is an answer to current socio-cultural issues. Fallen trees can be compensated elsewhere. In addition, the use of wood ensures Co2 reduction and Co2 storage.


The outer ring can be used as required. The Golden Box has offices with direct access to high-quality outdoor space. The shell is largely covered with gold PV panels. This is also a flexible finish according to the needs of the time.