Forum AID Award
The Forum AID Award is a Nordic architecture and design award, given annually by the Swedish magazine Forum AID. AID is an acronym for the three subject-matters of the magazine - Architecture, Interior design and Design - and it is also the three categories of the award. It is given to the designers of the "Best Building [interior design and design in the Nordic Countries" that year. The award was founded in 2004 and is presented at a ceremony in Stockholm
The selection process is carried out in two stages. Each Nordic country is represented through its selection committee. The task of the committees is to select the best objects in their respective countries or by their countrymen abroad. The committees choose freely from those objects that had been carried out during the period October 1, to September 30, the year before. The winner is chosen by an international jury.
A - Architecture
I - Interior design
Cristal Bar by Katrin Olina Petursdóttir. Iceland. Client: Zenses
Xile by Mats Karlsson, Sweden
Baron House, Ystad, Sweden Architect: John Pawson Ltd Client: Fabien Baron and Malin Ericson
D - Design
Design: Plopp by Oskar Zieta
Client: Hay. Denmark
The jury consisted of chairman Detlef Rahe (internationally renowned architect and designer), Hans Ibelings (editor and publisher of the magazine A10 - new European architecture), Lorraine Farrelly (acting head of the School of Architecture at the University of Portsmouth) and Johan Valcke (one of the founders of Design Flanders).