Case Study

Nokia – UTS Tech Lab

Botany, New South Wales
150 sqm


Nokia’s longstanding relationship with Amicus enabled seamless collaboration with Amicus Labline.

They required an innovative and functional space to house their new 5G playground. A space to display Nokia’s leading 5G technology in radio, fibre, internet protocol software and robotics. Situated in the UTS Tech Lab, the facility also needed to function as a contemporary education space, a live working environment for students and a useful display for Nokia’s clients.


Amicus worked closely with Nokia to develop a design brief for the 5G Playground, finding the optimal space in the building to make the most efficient use of space. Through collaboration, the design brief evolved to take the form of an interactive working space with three core functions, an Experience Room for presentations, a workspace room for study and the 5G equipment room.

The layout of the zones was designed to have a flow on effect, maximising the function of each space. The 5G equipment room sits between the workspace and experience rooms. Walled with floor to ceiling glass, the equipment is completely visible via both rooms providing a practical and functioning example of 5G technology to students.

The joinery is designed with soft curves and organic materials as a warm contrast to the sleek technology on display. Lighting and acoustics were carefully considered to create a stimulating and functional education space. Exposed ceilings equipped with baffle acoustic panels manage sound while LED strip lights, controlled by an automated C-bus system, creates a customisable and interactive lightscape with the capability to mimic the media being presented in the adjoining room.


The Nokia 5G playground is a lively and visually striking space designed to inspire students, staff and clients alike. Creating a brilliant first impression and following through with purposeful utilities and office spaces.

Amicus Labline demonstrated skill in lab fitouts to adhere to rigorous safety and industry standards and working with Nokia’s team as a principal contractor. The turnkey solution delivered uses a minimal amount of space while maximising function.

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