Fogo Island Inn


4000 m2

Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada

Completed 2013

A five star inn for the Shorefast Foundation on Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada. Using wood as the main material, Saunders designed the 29 room Fogo Inn as a means towards the island’s  economic and cultural survival, but also as a timeless piece of architecture, which would be ‘made just for Fogo’. The Inn includes a restaurant, directed by one of Canada’s best chefs, together with a lobby, a library, a small movie theatre and an independent art gallery on the ground floor; four floors of rooms above ground level; and a sauna and spa facility on the top of the building.

Credits: Todd Saunders with Ryan Jorgensen, Joseph Kellner, and Attila Béres

Photographers: Iwan Baan, Alex Fradkin, Bent René Synnevåg