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Take a peek inside Nokia’s recently renovated headquarters

If you’re running Windows Phone you’ve got few choices for OEMs. HTC, Samsung, and Nokia are the big three that make devices, but Nokia easily controls both the marketshare and mindshare when it comes to Windows Phone. So there’s quite a few of you out there rocking Nokia devices and you might be curious where they get made. That place, Nokia’s headquarters in Finland, recently received a remodel. Let’s check out some pics and learn about the process.

Nokia House, aka the Nokia head office, is located near Espoo, Finland. This is the same headquarters the company sold for nearly a quarter of a billion dollars, but leased back to remain there. It’s here where a lot of products you use and love are conceived. We hear quite a bit happens at Nokia San Diego in terms of hardware, but it’s the Nokia House that embodies everything that is Nokia.

Over at the official Nokia Ääni blog we get an inside look at some of the updated interiors and the thoughts behind building work space for a company like Nokia. Below is another shot of the interior, you’ll want to hit up the source to look at the others.

Nokia House 2

So what goes into redesigning a place like this? Here’s what the Nokia employee in charge of the facilities has to say about it:

“The new facilities aimed at improving the work-life balance, communication and work efficiency. If the company is to constantly innovate new, need to provide workers with such facilities, in which productive work is successful.”

You can certainly get a sense of what Nokia is doing with their internal space. While this isn’t going to directly impact you today, it’s within these walls that devices you love and use daily are created.

Source: Nokia

Thanks for the tip Altair!

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Take a peek inside Nokia’s recently renovated headquarters

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Yes and what could be cozier and warmer on those many long, cold, dreary days in Finland than starck white and blue interiors?

Well, maybe the green carpet will get dated quickly, but overall this is a great design and certainly the kind of bright interior needed for well being and productivity in a place where daylight can be in short supply for much of the year.

It's just a workplace. You have to work there. I don't really care if at my office artificial leaves are hanging on the ceiling or not. Nonetheless, good for the people working there if they like it.
 
Personally I would hate the little meeting table in the middle of all the work stations... how can you do some serious work if there are people sitting talking?

Beautiful.
Fresh.
Colourful.
Modern.
Clean.
Simple.
 
Just like Windows Phone.  Coincidence?  I think not.  
 
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Looks nice, but for anybody actually needing to get work done its horrible.  I could never concentrate in a place that open and a bunch of people running around.

that is from china.. Plastic:). no water needed. The photo is not from lumia 1020. or esel we can zoom in and see the label

This is just the HQ. A lot of the hands-on real design and implementation work is done in the numerous r&d centres in Finland and abroad.

Looks a little cold if you ask me. Of course the Euro's like that kind of environment. I really like the "clean" look of it but I also like a little more color and diversity.

Well, Nokia is Finish, Ikea is Swedish, maybe they had some special neighborhood deal there ;-)

I would think that personal items would add color...sort of like a blank canvas for a mosaic. Lumias would really pop in that office.

Modern !! match perfectly with windowsphone idea now im curious to see windowsphone team place

Is it just me, or is this not the best thing for a company struggling financially to be doing?

Looks lovely and all, but literally, at what cost? It appears to be awfully expensive...

Maybe it's just me but the thought of screens facing an open area would be to unnerving for me to be productive. Shoulder surfing makes me edgy. Then again I am used to having to work in a more secure manner.