The new Yandex campus can truly be called one of the landmark projects for APEX project bureau, work on which as general designer began in 2019. The goal of the international team from Moscow and London was to create a global headquarters that would become a new home for all the employees of Yandex and unite the aspiration for progress, innovation and collective growth under one roof. The architectural concept was developed by PLP Architecture, as part of the work on the project APEX conducted a successful concept adaptation.
262 253 m2
Concept adaptation, PD, TD
PLP Architecture, Atreza (landscaping)
The building is located near such famous and historically important places in Moscow as the Palace of Pioneers, the main building of Moscow State University, the Luzhniki stadium, as well as the Academy of Sciences, and is arranged on the site so that maximum view characteristics of the surrounding landscape are preserved.
The building consists of three blocks - wings with the number of storeys varying from 12 to 15 floors united into a single complex by a central multi-level atrium that faces the park of the Palace of Pioneers. The building is located on a single underground stylobate that goes down 5 floors. The supporting frame of the building is made of monolithic reinforced concrete, and the covering, columns and ceilings of the atrium are made of metal structures.
An international team of architects has developed a versatile functional building strategy that makes the new campus a truly inclusive home and workplace that embodies Yandex's corporate values. The first two floors will become a public area and will be open to residents and guests of the city during working hours. Thus, the transition from the territory adjacent to the building into the interior space is absolutely organic and comfortable for all users.
Starting from the third floor, the main volume of the building is occupied by comfortable open office spaces centered around the atrium. The campus program includes two-level universal lecture halls for educational events, a fitness center, several cafes and restaurants, outdoor terraces and public spaces. Such a complex structure is supported by a system of vertical links of through atriums, staircases and elevators, which allow for diversity of architectural solutions and at the same time emphasize the integrity of the volume.
The design of the facades was developed taking into account the complex volumetric structure of the building. To highlight the facade's texture and emphasize the silhouette rhythmic sections and shifts were used in translucent and deaf structures of the building. Champagne-colored titanium with a crystal pattern adds bright accents to the overall look of the campus.