Where once trucks drove into the silo to take their loads, the work benches of Studio Groen+Schild now occupy the loading floor of the studio. This design has ensured that the sturdy character of the interior of the silo has been retained. The funnel opening, the chains, the rough concrete and the brick walls have been left intact as much as possible. An extra level has though been added with an extension constructed of steel and glass that extends four metres beyond the building. The design is energy efficient and the silo has no gas connection. Heated and cooling is provided using a heat pump.