Yandex Yekaterinburg Office by za bor architects

Yandex Yekaterinburg office

Project description of Yandex Yekaterinburg Office by za bor architects:

Yandex the biggest and most popular internet service and company in Russia and Russian-speaking countries. The Yandex office in Yekaterinburg is the 4th office by za bor architects designed for this company. Office occupies the fifteenth floor of a new business center ‘Palladium’. The building is close to circle in section and consequently the office space is concentrated around the lift group and technical premises; in blueprint it is reminiscent to a horseshoe.


Dynamic volumes and expressive furniture are za bor architects’ visiting card; they successfully convey the concept of a prompt exponential ‘Yandex’ development, while wood and cork chosen as main facing materials illustrate the company’s humanism. Stack partitions made from thin profile in the corridors, as well as wood used in the working premises, have not just aesthetic, but also a brightly expressed soundproof effect. Low ceilings (3.60 m) have been visually made higher in the corridor, and the communications there have been painted in deep black colour, and in work areas for additional sound insulation ceilings Ecophon – sound absorbing materials, which are usually used in the interiors of the cinema halls.

Yandex Yekaterinburg office

Internet wiring and electrical cables made in the raised floor. As the flooring has been chosen to carpet tile, which allows you quickly access any point in the hidden under-floor communications.

Since ‘Yandex’ offices are known for their informal attitude to working process and since they work round the clock, besides large and small conference halls and traditional general working zones the project provided for a sports hall, a kitchen, coffee points and chamber communication ‘cells’ (or pods) – spaces singled out from the corridor volume with the use of partitions.

Project: Yandex Yekaterinburg office
Location: Yekaterinburg
Design Agency: za bor architects
Country: Russia
Designer: za bor architects
Total Storeys: one
Floor Area: 720 sq m
Photographer: Peter Zaytsev
Design / Completion Date: 2009 / 2010

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