Yandex offices / Za Bor Architects

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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 16 Sep 2014. <>


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

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      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?

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    Great Mind at work, really nice work. If ceiling would have been something more like passage then it would have been more interesting and dynamic. The flow is really nice and the workmanship is simply awesome .Hats off to the designer.

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    Very calm and pleasant office design! Like the colours of orange armchairs – they can give the good mood during the working day.

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