I vaguely recall taking some pleasure when the new construction trades building was proposed for Algonquin College, as it has large green (planted) roof areas and a colourful exterior.
Each visit to the College Station at Baseline and Woodroffe proved disappointing, as the building seemed to grow uglier each month. I know, I know, it’s reckless to knock it before it is finished. But where were the coloured windows?
I checked out the building rendering on display in the front window of the architect’s offices on Slater Street, and the windows were not colourful, just bland ole’ gray. Chalk up another victory for dullsville, I thought.
Then this week…
colourful window frames appear, transforming bland to eye-catching. Hopefully, we’ll see some red trim soon. Ottawa is a winter city, and buildings need to be attractive and cheery in those SAD months.