The CET mixed use development in Budapest as designed by the architects of ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd] in Rotterdam has recently been handed over to the City of Budapest.
The CET is the sole building in Budapest that is built directly at the embankments of the Danube river, the terraces separated by a bicycle path only, while elsewhere busy roads disconnect the city from the river.
CET means Central European Time. The City of Budapest has released a contest to find a name for the multifunctional center, which apart from many restaurants and bars also is home to design oriented shops and a large multifunctional event space fit for concerts, congresses and exhibitions. Already over 400 entries are submitted, proving the immense popularity of the design among the inhabitants of Budapest.
The CET connects the old warehouses with the new muscular body. The snout of the glass whale as it often referred to in the press and by the general public juts out over the plaza at the South side, which is directly connected with the Nehru Park.
Architect: ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd] bv, Rotterdam
Client: Porto Investment Hungary kft, in a Public Private Partnership with the City of Budapest
Location: Közraktárak, Budapest
GFA: 27.000 m2