posted on July 13th 2019 in KI News with 0 Comments


The winners of this year’s much acclaimed Australia’s industry design awards for design and innovation were announced at The Star on 11 July at the 61st annual Good Design Awards Ceremony.

Yandhai Bridge-Nepean River received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner
Accolade in the Architectural Design category
in recognition for Outstanding Design and Innovation.

The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s 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 and reward emerging areas of design strategy, social impact and design entrepreneurship.

The Good Design Awards Jury spent several days evaluating 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 all areas and convince the Jury they are worthy of recognition.

Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said:

“Receiving a Good Design Award at this level is a significant achievement given the very high calibre of entries received this year.”

“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 improve our quality of life. These projects showcase the brilliance of design and the potential it has to improve our world.” – Dr. Gien.

The Good Design Awards Jury praised Yandhai Bridge-Nepean River commenting:

“The design of the bridge overcomes several important constraints and contributes admirably to the community cohesion as a significant enabler for increasing activity and connectivity.

The ability to manage pedestrian movement including rest and viewing points gives this bridge a specific social aspect that is refreshing.

It is good to see abridge design strongly driven by landscape and urban design components. An evocative engineering solution adds to the outcome, resulting in a bridge that offers a wonderful user experience. The bridge becomes a destination in itself as well as performing as part of a movement system.”

The Good Design Awards attracted are cord number of submissions with close to 700 design projects evaluated in this year’s international design awards.

Australia’s Good Design Awards

Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation responsible for managing Australia’s annual Good Design Awards and other signature design events. With a proud history that dates back to 1958, Good Design Australia remains committed to promoting the importance of design to business, industry, government and the general public and the critical role it plays in creating a better, safer and more prosperous world.

Read more about the 2019 Award winners.