Costa Del Silo

Client: Costa Del Silo
Date: 2020
Services: Concepting, Graphic Design, Interior Design

In the tumultuous year of 2020, as the world grappled with the Covid-19 pandemic, a beacon of innovation emerged in the heart of Den Bosch. The challenge? How to create safe, socially distanced spaces for people yearning to escape their homes. And so, against the backdrop of an empty parking lot near my office at Wood & Apples, Costa Del Silo was born—a temporary outdoor bar that would redefine leisure during a time of uncertainty.

The parking lot, once desolate, now transformed into a sun-kissed oasis. Our canvas was vast, and our mission clear: design an inviting haven where patrons could sip cocktails, bask in the sun, and reconnect with life. But this was no ordinary venture; it was a symphony of design, identity, and community.

The Concept

In a whirlwind two weeks, Costa Del Silo materialized. The summer air buzzed with anticipation as locals flocked to our open-air sanctuary. Here, safety met conviviality. I orchestrated every facet—the concept, the visual identity, the website, and the social media presence. Costa Del Silo became more than a bar; it was a shared experience, a refuge from isolation.

The Triumph

The inaugural year was a resounding success. As the sun dipped below the horizon, conversations flowed, laughter echoed, and the signature Costail danced across tables. But we didn’t stop there. In 2021 and 2022, we returned—twice each summer—expanding our repertoire. The “Fiëstival” mini festivals, once a dream, now drew crowds hungry for celebration.

The Multifaceted Role

As the flying goalkeep (a Dutch term for a versatile all-rounder), I wore many hats. My graphic design prowess adorned the website and social channels, beckoning patrons. But I was also the architect of practical solutions. QR codes graced each table, allowing seamless ordering without intrusive waitstaff. And when the rush hit—200+ orders in sync—I shook cocktails like a maestro, ensuring everyone’s thirst was quenched.

Below you can find a selection of pictures from the beautiful summers of 2020, 2021 and 2022.