At the beginning of 2011, Sonax founded a network organization for cultural institutions, called The Locomotive. It was meant to function as a connecting force, in order to accomplish accommodation and (innovative) programming in Tilburg\'s Spoorzone.
Participants of The Locomotive were: BKKC, CAST, Danshuis Station Zuid, KUNSTBALIE, Mundial Productions, De NWE Vorst and Het Zuidelijk Toneel.
Barcode Architects was commissioned to conduct research. In May, on \'De Dag van de Spoorzone\' (Spoorzone Day) the results were presented to the stakeholders, the Mayor and Executive Board, the city council of Tilburg and to Tilburg citizens. Comments on the presentation: exciting, inspiring, feasible, a good initiative from the city, permission for further development.
After that, partners of Barcode Architects and the city council of Tilburg decided how the next phase should be arranged.