Yandex offices / Za Bor Architects

© Peter Zaytsev

The office of the Yandex Company occupies the fifteenth floor of a new business center called Palladium. The building’s plan is nearly a horseshoe shape in form and consequently the office space is concentrated around the vertical circulation systems centrally located.  Following the break are more photographs, plan, and write-up about the Yandex design.

Architects: Za Bor Architects
Location: Yekaterinburg, Russia
Project Team: Arseniy Borisenko and Peter Zaytsev
Project Area: 700 sqm
Project Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Peter Zaytsev

© Peter Zaytsev

Dynamic volumes and expressive furniture helped to successfully convey the concept of a prompt exponential Yandex development. The materials of wood and cork were chosen and stack partitions with a thin profile line the corridors. Low ceilings have been visually made higher in the corridor as well.

© Peter Zaytsev

Due to the Yandex office culture the design was not limited to the traditional working zones. Large and small conference rooms are accompanied with a sports hall, kitchen, coffee stations, and chamber communication ‘cells’ – spaces singled out from the corridor volume with the use of partitions.

© Peter Zaytsev

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Cite: "Yandex offices / Za Bor Architects" 01 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <>
  • Владимир Коновалов


  • Bravo

    Cool job: dynamic, clean, futuristic. Real architecture. The designers must be extremely gifted and creative people… Well done E-burg!

    • Leonid

      What are you speaking of?

      Generic office (look at the plan, the ceiling and all- ) with several unnecessary sharp-angled room partitions!

      “real architecture?”


      are you kidding?

      • Frederick

        Only properly trained architects will understand…

  • Joe Sun

    Nice. I like it.

  • WSBY

    nu poxoze v Rossii menjaetsa soznanie. neuzeli!