Solutions in the Suburbs wins Gold Good Design Award

The winners of Australia’s peak international design awards – the highest honour for design and innovation in the country were announced today during the 2020 Good Design Week.

Solutions in the Suburbs received a prestigious Good Design Award Gold Accolade in the Architectural Design Urban Design and Public Spaces category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation. 

The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious international Awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design, design strategy, social impact design and young designers.

More than 55 Good Design Awards Jurors evaluated each entry according to a strict set of design criteria which covers ‘good design’, ‘design innovation’ and ‘design impact’. Projects recognised with a Good Design Award must demonstrate excellence in good design and convince the Jury they are worthy of recognition at this level.

About Solutions in the Suburbs

m3architecture’s ‘Solutions in the Suburbs’ study investigates the complexities of impending growth and residential and suburban character. The study adapts proven urban design and architectural principles to a more dense, sustainable, equitable, vibrant and adaptable suburbia. m3architecture illustrates how innovation can occur at a systemic and structural level, across scales. 

The Good Design Awards Jury praised Solutions in the Suburbs, commenting: “An important propositional research document that examines the urgent need for increased density, more diverse housing options and more sustainable development. It proposes various approaches to realign policy with good design principles without losing what we love about our suburbs. This research sets out to find a way to reduce humanities burden on the planet through exploring ways to bring greater density to our suburban environments without losing the quality of those places.”

Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said: “Receiving a Good Design Award is a significant achievement given the very high calibre and record number of entries received in 2020.”

“There’s no doubt it has been a really tough year for everyone so it’s nice to be able to share some good news for a change. The projects represented in this year’s Good Design Awards shine a positive light on our creative and innovative capacity as human beings. These inspirational winning projects give me hope and optimism that our design community will continue to innovate, no matter how challenging the world around us is,” said Dr. Gien.

“Australia’s Good Design Award is more than a symbol of design excellence – it represents the hard work and dedication towards an innovative outcome that will ultimately make our lives better. These projects showcase the sheer brilliance of design and the potential it has to improve our world,” said Dr. Gien.

The 2020 Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with an astonishing 835 design projects evaluated in this year’s international design awards.