INDEX: Design Award, Finalist

The biggest design award in the world (€500,000). It is awarded biennially in Denmark under the attendance of HRH The Crown Price of Denmark, who is patron of INDEX: Design to Improve Life. Since 2005, INDEX: Award has received 3,600 applications from more than 80 countries.


Year: 2009

Location: Rotterdam, Holland

Aziza Chaouni: co-recipient with Takako Tajima

Project: “Fez River Rehabilitation Project”

Role in Project:  co-principal in charge, project lead architect (Takako Tajima co-principal in charge and project lead landscape architect)

Selection Process: blind peer review

Jury Members: Mikal Hallstrup (CEO, Designit), Arnold S. Wasserman (CEO, The Idea Factory), Nille Juul-Sorensen (Director, Danish Design Centre), Hella Jongerius (CEO, JongeriusLab), Joh Heskett (Professor, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Katink Von Der Lippe (Designer, Eker Design / Hydrolift), Paola Antonelli (Curator, Department of Architecture and Design MOMA), Patrick Frick, Ravi Naiddo (CEO, Interactive Africa), Jackie Wong (CEO, Temasek Trust ), Anna Valtonen (Rector, Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University), and Lim Chee Onn (Senior International Adviser to the Singbridge Group)