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In Pictures – JetBrains' St Petersburg Office

In Pictures – JetBrains' St Petersburg Office
26 August 2021 | Updated 24 August 2021
 

In 2019, two eight-story towers became the new office of JetBrains in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is now a best-in-class example of a "green campus".

Overlooking the Gulf of Finland, the complex is focussed on the comfort and wellbeing of its 1,000 housed employees, featuring biophilic design and year-round garden space.

Ben van Berkel, architect UNStudio’s Founder and Principal Architect said: 

“JetBrains is a highly innovative company. This meant that we were able to bring everything that we have learnt from designing contemporary work campuses to this design and could create a warm, green, transparent, open and inviting office that stimulates total interaction.”

 

The Project in Photographs

 

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Picture: a photograph of communal corridor areas. Bridges span the large open spaces, while carefully designed and intertwined plants form the natural backdrop for all activities. Image Credit: Unstudio

 

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Picture: a photograph of a kitchen area in the building. Central meeting rooms, breakout spaces, auditoriums and the central restaurant are all organised along the stepped atrium. Image Credit: Unstudio

 

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Picture: a photograph of the exterior of the building. The facade design embraces a sustainable approach, blocking heat gain while providing ample daylight. For the large atrium, a highly transparent, zigzagged facade was chosen, at times spanning the height of three floors. Image Credit: JetBrains

 

 

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Picture: a photograph of the central atrium. This generous open space, which connects to an outdoor courtyard and terraces, simultaneously provides clear and expansive views of the Gulf of Finland. Image Credit: Unstudio

 

 

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Picture: a photograph of the courtyard on the podium level. It provides an intimate outdoor overflow space that is embraced by an active gallery connected to the existing office buildings. In UNStudio’s proposal, the galleries are used as an orangery/winter garden for outdoor plants, which can then be placed outdoors in the Summer months. Image Credit: Unstudio

Main Picture: a photograph of the exterior of the office. Image Credit: JetBrains

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 26 August 2021

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