CET (Hungarian word for ‘whale’ referring to the shape of the building) is a cultural and shopping centre under construction in Budapest.

For the time being it is the outer appearance of the building that counts as an attraction but it is definitely worth a visit. Its shape, or rather, its shape differing from the closely neighboring buildings, divides people. It’s been built on the bank of the Danube among the Public Store Houses. It runs parallel with the river and shapes a glass-and-metal whale. Unfortunately its opening has been postponed, yet the place is well-worth a visit: the special contrasting harmony with the adjacent brick buildings is a gem of modern architecture and urban planning in Budapest.