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CET Building / ONL

  • 01:00 - 17 August, 2012
CET Building / ONL
CET Building / ONL, © Romeodesign
© Romeodesign

Courtesy of ONL Courtesy of ONL © Romeodesign Courtesy of ONL +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Közraktárak Budapest Hungary
  • Design Team

    Kas Oosterhuis, Ilona Lénárd, Gijs Joosen, Owen Slootweg, Bas Wijnbeld, Anna Nagy, Bujdosó Attila, Márku Judit, Romvári Péter, Tom Krzempek, Rafael Seemann, Paulina Gurak, Michael Gorczynski, Lidia Badarnah, Jan Gasparik, Petr Vokal
  • Client

    Porto Investment
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Romeodesign, Courtesy of ONL

CET is Central European Time. CET is also a synonym for a whale. The Mixed Use De­velopment CET at the Közraktárak between the Petofi and the Szabadság Bridge is both. The CET concept refers to Budapest as an important metropolitan centre in the heart of Central Europe. The CET shape refers to the smooth and friendly streamlined body of a whale. The new CET development has the potential to put Budapest once again on the map of the world. Name and shape of the CET symbolizes its cultural po­tential and commercial pole position in one of the best preserved cities in the world. 

Courtesy of ONL
Courtesy of ONL

Flow. The river Danube fascinates in Budapest for its fast flow on its trajectory down­ward from the Schwarzwald to the Black Sea. While the Danube both separates and unites Buda and Pest, the CET aims at re-establishing visual contact at this point between the two sides of the river. Newly planned inviting terraces will visually open the once hermetic Közraktárak to the University and the Gellért Hotel. Hopefully a watertaxi system will be re-introduced to create direct connections for the people between the two sides as well. The body of the CET landmark building is developed along the flow of the Danube. Its architectural and urban expression evolves with the direction of the flow. The CET’s origin stems from the side of the city centre, grows in size between the two parallel existing buildings of the Közraktárak and then culminates at the south side, the side of the National Theatre and the new Cultural Centre, in a striking landmark build­ing representing the state-of-the-art in architectural design and building technology, its impact on the city will be not unlike the removed Elevator Building from the 19th Century from where the goods were distributed to the 6 warehouses which originally occupied the banks of the Danube.

Courtesy of ONL
Courtesy of ONL

Transformation from Old to New. Three of the 6 warehouses are now remaining, and the brief requests to keep at least 60% of the volume intact, while rightfully demanding to take away the first 20m of the 2 warehouses closest to the city to create a small square to improve the connection with the city south of the beautifully renovated Vásárcsarnok. Taking this into consideration, the design team proposes to develop the Közraktárak landmark complex in a smooth transition from old to new. The first two warehouse buildings will be carefully renovated while adjusting the size of the vertical windows as to open up the hermetic nature of the buildings to the Danube, to the interior gallery and reach out to the adjoining district with the successful Ráday utca nearby. 

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17 Comments

shahd · October 14, 2012

a smooth transition between the old existing buildings and the new form in between . Respect is shown for the context while material is utilized to give a modern reflection of the traditional language of the old .

Who Dat Consulting · August 28, 2012

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Maria Ganarini · August 27, 2012

CET Building / ONL | @ArchDaily http://t.co/rk5SFcen Can you see the INtruder? :)

anar-CHIE-tecture · August 21, 2012

Un projet multifonctionnel à Budapest à voir... http://t.co/4XIK4Yr9

Matthew Hodgdon · August 21, 2012

http://t.co/euVVriTt I love this concept because it mixes the old and the new, plus it&#39s in my fav city--- #budapest

Eduardo Resina · August 21, 2012

CET Building / ONL Budapest http://t.co/vE2evbYT Justo enfrente de la BME, universidad en la que estudiaba.

James Lemanis · August 20, 2012

This sits well between the existing buildings, with a bit of a train station aesthetic.
http://t.co/PR9xyqcP
#architecture #Budapest

Dorin Gashinov · August 19, 2012

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