“Peter Zaytsev and Arseniy Borisenko, the architects from za bor architects, who have designed their 9th office for Yandex, had an aim of creating a bright representative office, it had to become extraordinary and memorable. Odessa is a maritime city, that’s why they have tried to use the maritime motifs, but unobtrusively.
The maritime theme had been used very gently in decoration. For example, there are light-diffusers in the form of sails, and the walls are covered with copper (which reminds us about rusty ship’s hull or boiler of a steamboat), also there are large round mirrors – they look like illuminators, and the white streamlined flowerpots have a lot in common with contemporary yachts or submarines. The maritime atmosphere is even increased by blue carpets and window tinting. Nevertheless, all these decorative elements always have their own specific function: for example, the ‘sails’ sound-proof effect, flowerpots are effective in zoning to separate workplaces from corridors, etc. The maritime aesthetics is highlighted by windows, which open a marvelous view to the seaport with its saturate yellow cranes.”