Like many people in Vancouver, I have been waiting for the new Mount Pleasant Community Centre to be completed. It is an innovative development since it also includes a new rental housing project developed by the City. It has been a long time coming and will be a great addition to the neighbourhood.
But I was very disappointed to see the building at night. As evidenced by the photo above, the bright neon (CORRECTION: fluorescent, thanks Jon) light emanating from the work station lamps is very disturbing and most unfortunate. The fact is, more attention needs to be given to how buildings look at night since it is dark much of the time. Vancouver architects could learn from other cities where night lighting is much better thought out. Even on 'sustainable buildings'. This one needs to be fixed!
POSTSCRIPT I Recently was walking along Hastings Street and came across the Birks Building with its new lighting...now this is a successful effort!