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  4. Yandex Stroganov / Za Bor Architects

Yandex Stroganov / Za Bor Architects

  • 01:00 - 25 February, 2014
Yandex Stroganov / Za Bor Architects
© Maria Turynkina
© Maria Turynkina
  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Arseniy Borisenko, Peter Zaytsev
  • Project Coordinator

    Nadezhda Rozhanskaya
  • Project Management

    Yandex
  • Area

    5800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Maria Turynkina © Dmitry Kulinevich © Maria Turynkina © Maria Turynkina + 26

© Maria Turynkina
© Maria Turynkina

Text description provided by the architects. The main place in za bor architects' portfolio is held by offices of IT-companies. It has a lot to do with a pretty informal and creative atmosphere that these firms are willing to build up for their employers, because working environment is one of the key factors that affect the company’s attraction. It is worth to note that Yandex – the largest IT-company in Russia, and one of the world’s leaders in this field, has been intrusting their offices to za bor architects for six years already. Today there are 21 Yandex office in 12 cities of four countries of the world, that za bor architects have developed.

© Maria Turynkina
© Maria Turynkina

Recently one more Moscow office of Yandex was opened in Stroganov building in Krasnaya Roza 1875 business quarter. This reconstructed building is full of columns and interstorey premises, which influenced the interiors a lot. The client, as usually, wanted to see a «happy» and comfortable interior that would hold a large number of specialists.

© Maria Turynkina
© Maria Turynkina

The first three floors are connected with a generic element, that is intended to form a giant ribbon, that, while penetrating floors, forms streamlined volumes of meeting and conference rooms.

© Maria Turynkina
© Maria Turynkina

The first three floors have the following common elements of all Yandex offices, as open communication lines on the ceiling, unique ceiling lights in complex geometrical boxes, and compound flowerpots with flowers dragging on to the ceiling. Alcove sofas by Vitra are used as bright color spots, and places for informal communication. Wall finishing is traditionally industrial carpet, marker covering, cork; and of course, a poured floor.

© Maria Turynkina
© Maria Turynkina

The fourth and fifth floors are constructed in a totally different style. You may only notice two signature elements of za bor architects here – large meeting rooms – architects call them «bathyscaphes», and employees named them «Orange» and «Tomato» due to their colors.

© Maria Turynkina
© Maria Turynkina

Such difference in decoration is determined with very complex construction elements and level differences in the building (the ceiling height varies from 2 to 6 meters), balconies, beams that were left from the previous tenants. Nevertheless, here we can see new colors, partition walls and flooring. Here, in these neutral grey-white interiors, rather than elsewhere, there are many workplaces completed with Herman Miller systems, and the largest open-spaces. Also there are cafeteria and game room with a sport corner.

© Maria Turynkina
© Maria Turynkina

This has constrained partition of the building into two separate office, in fact it helps clients and numerous visitors of Yandex Money department to deal with their issues, without distracting technical specialists, located on the top floors.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

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Cite: "Yandex Stroganov / Za Bor Architects" 25 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/480048/yandex-stroganov-za-bor-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884