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Tofino Beach Lodge to Break Ground in 2025

Eerkes Architects and DHK Architects have unveiled the design of a new remote retreat in Tofino, British Columbia that is expected to break ground next year.

Tofino Beach Lodge will be situated on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island within the UNESCO Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve and on the traditional territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation.

The structures of Tofino Beach Lodge

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Immersed in the biodiversity of the coastal rainforest, a 15,800-square-foot lodge and 39,000-square-foot hotel will float on elevated concrete piers with views through a veil of spruce, cedar, and fir trees. A tapestry of native plants will flow under the buildings, encouraging natural surface water patterns to nourish shoreline wetlands.

Furthermore, a 360-square-foot wellness retreat, featuring a secluded sauna and hot pool, will be hidden within the 10-plus acre rainforest.

The lodge’s nature-inspired palette

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The material palette of both the lodge and hotel will draw from the surrounding forest and ocean shoreline.

In the glass-enclosed lodge, beach sand tones will be reflected via polished concrete floor, while exposed beams and wood paneling add a sense of warmth.

Fireplaces will feature thin vertical concrete flutes that form a bark-like texture. Above the fireplace, Shou Sugi Ban paneling—an ancient Japanese technique that preserves wood by charring it with fire—picks up darker tones of the shadowy forest.

Guestrooms at Tofino Beach Lodge

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Guestrooms and suites will be rendered in lighter shades that draw from the beach.

The rooms will include light stained oak floors that run beneath exposed wood paneling and beams, and white oak cabinetry will be complemented by neutral-toned linen. Touches of moss green accents will appear throughout as well.

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