Project25,000 sq. m. distribution centre, comprising 4,000 sq m. of office space
LocationEde, the Netherlands
ClientKinzo Tools


The complex consists of an 11-metre high distribution facility at the front side leading into a 7-metre high band-shaped warehouse. These functional sections are covered with corrugated steel cladding.
The low-rise warehouse section contains a 2-story office tower as a standalone object, built on top of eight slim columns. The slightness of these columns gives the office tower a ‘floating’ appearance.

A winding slope leads to a parking deck above the low-lying section of the warehouse. The diagonal slope adds a sense of movement to the otherwise rigid rectangular composition. The result is an elementary geometry, which is visible at a glance to passing vehicles.

In creating this design for the new building of Ede-based company Kinzo Gereedschappen, our firm intended to demonstrate that industrial buildings do not necessarily require a fully horizontal layout. This allows the architectural design for any industrial building to rid itself of a stigma and abandon the timeworn idea of a large box built on a car park.