Tieto Keilalahti Campus

Tieto Keilalahti Campus (formerly named Nokia House then Microsoft Talo) is the head office building of Tieto, located in Keilaniemi, Espoo, just outside Helsinki, the capital of Finland.[1]

Tieto Keilalahti Campus
Nokia HQ
Built1997
LocationEspoo, Finland
ArchitectPekka Heli, Tuomo Siitone
Area38300 m²
Volume200000 m³
AddressKeilalahdentie 4, Keilaniemi, 02150 Espoo
Owner(s)Deutsche Asset Management

History

Nokian pääkonttori Keilaniemessä
Aerial view

The campus was built between 1995-1997 as headquarters for Nokia by architect Pekka Helin.[2] It comprises three separate structures: The two most southern parts of the building were built in the early 1990s and the third, most northern part was built in 2000.[3]

Nokia operated in the building from 1997 to 2014, with around 5000 employees working in the premises.[2] They owned the building up until December 2012, when it was announced that it had been sold to Finland-based Exilion for €170 million. Nokia continued using the building as its head office, leasing it on a long term basis.[2] The building was transferred to Microsoft Mobile as part of the sale of Nokia's mobile phone business to Microsoft in April 2014, at which point the building was renamed Microsoft Talo (literally Microsoft House). Nokia subsequently relocated its headquarters to its former Nokia Networks offices in Karaportti to the north.[4]

In 2015 Tieto announced its intention to move its head office to part of the building,[5][6] with the move taking place in early 2017.[7] Microsoft Mobile closed down in 2017 when its assets were acquired by HMD Global, leaving Tieto as the sole occupier, and the building was renamed as a result.

In December 2017, Exilion sold the building to Germany-based Deutsche Asset Management (part of Deutsche Bank) for 164 million euros.[8][9]

Gallery

Nokia headquarters main entrance

Main entrance

Nokia headquarters (7)

Inside

Nokia headquarters (5)

Inside

Nokia headquarters (9)

Inside

Nokia headquarters (1)

Inside

Nokia headquarters (3)

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Nokia headquarters (2)

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Nokia headquarters (4)

Inside

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.tieto.com/welcome-to-tieto-keilalahti-campus
  2. ^ a b c "Official: Nokia to sell and lease back of Nokia House". InfaTech. 4 December 2012. Archived from the original on 25 May 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  3. ^ "What Crisis? Architecture and the Myth of Progress". 2004. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Fun fact: HMD Global has headquarters next to Nokia". Nokiamob. 12 April 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  5. ^ Tieto muuttaa Helsingistä Espooseen Nokian entiseen pääkonttoriin Helsingin Sanomat 2015
  6. ^ https://www.tivi.fi/Kaikki_uutiset/tiedosta-tulee-microsoftin-naapuri-muuttaa-pienempaan-6237030
  7. ^ http://www.kuvio.com/projects/2017/4/27/tieto-keilalahti-campus
  8. ^ https://nordicpropertynews.com/article/1415/exilion-makes-major-sale-in-keilaniemi
  9. ^ https://www.sttinfo.fi/tiedote/exilion-has-sold-a-major-office-property-in-keilaniemi-to-a-fund-managed-by-deutsche-asset-management?publisherId=65007445&releaseId=65007947

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Coordinates: 60°10′12″N 24°49′44″E / 60.17°N 24.829°E

Microsoft Mobile

Microsoft Mobile was a subsidiary of Microsoft involved in the development and manufacturing of mobile phones. Based in Espoo, Finland, it was established in 2014 following the acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services division by Microsoft in a deal valued at €5.4 billion, which was completed in April 2014. Nokia's then-CEO, Stephen Elop, joined Microsoft as president of its Devices division following the acquisition, and the acquisition was part of Steve Ballmer's strategy to turn Microsoft into a "devices and services" company. Under a 10-year licensing agreement, Microsoft Mobile held rights to sell feature phones running the S30+ platform under the Nokia brand.

Originally Microsoft had established a major partnership with Nokia in 2011, in which the company exclusively produced smartphones using the Windows Phone platform, and promoted Microsoft services on its feature phone products (including Bing search). Microsoft also licensed Nokia Maps data for its own mapping services. While Nokia's resultant Lumia range had the largest market share out of all Windows Phone vendors, Nokia's overall market share was falling rapidly due to competition from other major vendors, resulting in a dire financial situation. In September 2013, Microsoft announced its acquisition of Nokia's devices and services businesses, which closed with the formation of a Finnish subsidiary, Microsoft Mobile. On smartphones, the Nokia name was phased out in favour of Microsoft branding on future Lumia products.

While the Lumia range continued to be successful, especially with low- and mid-range devices targeting emerging markets, sales of both Microsoft-manufactured smartphones and feature phones began to see major declines, due primarily to the rapidly-deflating market share of Windows Phone. In 2015, Microsoft took a US$7.8 billion write-down on the Nokia purchase, and announced layoffs of 7,800 employees, primarily within Microsoft's phone business. In May 2016, Microsoft gutted its mobile business, selling the Nokia feature phone line and trademark rights to the Finnish startup HMD Global, and announcing that it planned to cut up to 1,350 positions in Finland and focus on offering its productivity services on competing mobile platforms. In 2017, Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore revealed that Microsoft had ceased the development of new Windows phones and new features for Windows 10 Mobile, citing the losses in market share and lack of app development.

Tieto

Tieto Oyj (until April 2009 TietoEnator) is an IT software and service company providing IT and product engineering services, with approximately 15,000 employees, active in around 20 countries. Tieto is domiciled in Espoo, Finland, and the company's shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki and Stockholm.The company provides services to the following industry groups: financial services; public, healthcare & welfare; industrial and consumer services. Service lines are technology services and modernization, industry solutions including data-driven businesses organized independently of other businesses; Business Consulting and Implementation; Product Development Services.At the end of 2015, the number of full-time employees was over 13,000 in more than 20 countries. 28% are located in Finland, 19% in Sweden, 17% in India, 15% in Czech Republic, 5% in Latvia, and the rest spread across other countries. 28% of the employees worldwide are women. Net sales by country was Finland 47%, Sweden 36%, and International 17%. As of 2014, 42.7% of Tieto's shareholders are Finnish and 3% are Swedish.

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