Trakk, the energetic creative hub

In 2016, BEP (Bureau Economique de la Province de Namur) launched an architecture competition for the refurbishment, transformation and design of the new TRAKK creative hub.
ncbham offered its coworking interior design expertise to the extremely capable winning team, led by Atelier de l’Arbre d’Or Architectes, along with Level Studio, RM Architecture and BSolutions.


We were in charge of conceiving the coworking spaces and the interior design identity, conveying a dynamic environment, ideal for creativity, innovation and collaboration.
Trakk features private and shared offices, a creative lab, a fab lab, a photography studio, phone booths, bubbles and meeting rooms. The creative workspace also boasts a chill out area, an exhibition space and a sun-soaked cafeteria.

Creative hub by Ncbham
Creative hub by Ncbham

Computational design

Collective sports became collective work as the studio designed every aspect of the project to stimulate informal collisions and foster collaborative intelligence.

Its most scenographic application is the versatile amphitheater connecting two levels of the three-storey building, at the heart of the space.

trakk design office
Creative hub by Ncbham
trakk straircase
trakk staircase

Our computational designer Marc was instrumental in defining this impressive staircase : he created an algorithm allowing the team to test as many structures as needed until they found the optimal one.

The lines of the general shapes, the roundness of corners, the number of stairs, ... Each element was analysed and defined through this process.

trakk staircase

This process also allowed the integral use of each volumes. Specific working spaces were created under the arena, while the whole area blurs the lines between usually well defined environments : it serves as a meeting place, a working spot as well as an exhibition space.

Creative hub by Ncbham
Creative hub by Ncbham
Creative hub by Ncbham
Creative hub by Ncbham

Keeping the historical DNA of the site, ncbham also used sports hall line marking graphics to define the different working areas, offering an optimised functional and spatial orientation to the users.

We worked in close collaboration with both BEP and a local upcycling actor, the Ressourcerie Namuroise, which provided bespoke wall coverings and the furniture for the chill out area and the phone booths.

Creative hub by Ncbham
Creative hub by Ncbham
Creative hub by Ncbham
Creative hub by Ncbham

They also made the meeting rooms’ multiple wood backdrops and produced the signage used throughout the building and conceived by Kikk designer Marine Warzée. The creation of these heteroclite elements also echoes the diversity of objects that will be produced by the TRAKK fab lab in the years to come.

signages of the creative hub
signages of the creative hub
signages of the creative hub
Creative hub by Ncbham

TRAKK’s identity and colours are intricately woven in the different areas of the premises, through the use of geometrical patterns and dots, the black and white with yellow accents, as well as the shapes of bespoke elements and furniture.

More on Trakk here !

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Project team

Mauro Brigham
Marc Martinez
Madalina Anghelescu


Atelier de l'Arbre d'Or Architectes
B Solutions
LEVEL Studio
RM Architecture