Contract - January 2009 - (Page 50)

interiors awards large office By Celia Ying Photography by Vitus Lau, courtesy of M Moser Associates Located on the outskirts of Beijing, Nokia’s 829,350-sq.-ft. headquarters is an ambitious project that aims to offer a new home to its 2,300 staff, balancing work and life. This “mini-town,” as described by workplace designers M Moser Associates, is essential to support Nokia’s staff members’ daily work and lifestyle needs, so as to continue to retain and attract the best talent in the industry. The new headquarters combines all the different operations previously scattered around downtown Beijing into one single building to foster collaboration and synergy among R&D, business units and manufacturing. Situated in a place far from downtown in a location with few amenities, it posed a great challenge to the designer to make people feel stimulated working in a closely knit community. “The project had to reflect Nokia’s strategy of unity and connecting people…The challenge then, is to convince people that this is a change for the better,” remarks Meng-Chew Ching, head of real estate, APAC/China at Nokia. After extensive consultation with management and staff representatives, Nokia and M Moser designers devised an indoor mini-town scheme that is designed from the inside-out. Nokia Beijing designer: M Moser Associates Ltd., Hong Kong project/client: location: 50 contract january 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - January 2009

Contract - January 2009
Urban Elegance
Beyond Fad
Designers of the Year
Legend Award
The 30th Annual Interiors Awards
Large Office
Small Office
Public Space
Environmental Design
Designers Rate: Furniture Systems
Leader, Not a Follower
Deconstructing Costs
Ad Index

Contract - January 2009