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Yandex offices / Za Bor Architects

  • Architects: Za Bor Architects
  • Location: Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
  • Architects: Za Bor Architects
  • Project Team: Arseniy Borisenko and Peter Zaytsev
  • Area: 700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Peter Zaytsev

© Peter Zaytsev © Peter Zaytsev © Peter Zaytsev © Peter Zaytsev

From the architect. The Yekaterinburg 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.

© 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
© 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
© Peter Zaytsev
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