Nokia Building

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Lend Lease Developments
19 Harris Street Pyrmont, Sydney
Full Architectural Services including Construction Management


A commercial office building containing a purpose designed workplace for Nokia

Originally commissioned as a speculative development, early in the design process the multinational electronics and communications group, Nokia, was secured as an anchor tenant and the building was then purpose designed for their workplace and services infrastructure requirements.

The building responds to three critical moves:
– The hi-tech and operational requirements of its tenant.
– The fragmented historic context of the northern tip of the Pyrmont Peninsular.
– Energy minimisation and conservation.

The building rises from 6 stories in the east to 7 stories in the west and is inflected in all 4 corners and in the centre to mark the entrance which links through to a courtyard and the historic Rum Store on the northern flank of the site. On the north, east and west elevations closely spaced terracotta louvres provide sun protection. To the south, the facade reveals a brick frame behind fritted ‘terracotta’ glass. The tone and texture of the building is of terracotta connecting and talking to its historic and new brick neighbours.

The project consists of a 12,000m² commercial office building with large floor plates measuring 2000m².



19 Harris Street Pyrmont, Sydney

Brief Elements

  • 6 storey building