Day One

Day One

Welcome to Day One of the Good Design Awards Week! 

We’re kicking the week off by announcing the Good Design Award Winners, Good Design Award Gold Winners and Good Design Best in Class Winners in the Architectural Design, Precinct Design and Service Design categories.

Be sure to check out the Good Design Award Best in Class videos celebrating the amazing design minds behind this year’s most innovative projects.

We’ll also be celebrating a number of Good Design Australia’s Special Accolades, including the Powerhouse Design Award, the Greener Spaces Better Places Award and the Design Institute of Australia Award.

Congratulations to all the Award Winners announced today and be sure to check back tomorrow as we reveal winners in our Design Research, Design Strategy, Digital Design, Fashion Design and our NextGen categories.

Welcome to Day One


On behalf of everyone at Good Design Australia, it is my absolute pleasure and privilege to introduce the 2021 Good Design Awards. This year’s winners not only demonstrate a steadfast commitment to designing a better and brighter future, but are testament to the resilience of the design industry as well as many other sectors during these difficult and testing times. 

The last few years have not been easy, but as designers we are drawn to the difficult, we want to untangle the complex and we thrive under pressure. We have continued to innovate, with intention and purpose. Each year the projects, products and services we celebrate in these awards are increasingly focused on designing for positive social and environmental impact, as well as commercial success. 

They are created by diverse, multi-disciplinary teams, who employ considerate collaboration and thoughtful attention to detail to produce outstanding outcomes. It is truly inspiring to see designers, brands and businesses working together to design new solutions to global challenges and I am extremely proud to be part of this incredible community of people, who are dedicated to making a difference.  

To all who have contributed to these projects in Australia and around the world, a huge congratulations and a heartfelt thank you for all that you do to help create a better, brighter world through Good Design.

Rachel Wye
General Manager
Good Design Australia

Good Design Awards Week 2021 Welcome


The Good Design Award Winner accolade is presented to projects which in the view of the Jury represent best practice design and intelligent use of design principles. 

The Good Design Award Gold accolade is awarded to entries that have not only met the criteria for Good Design, but exceed them. Projects recognised at this level are considered stand-out projects within the category. 

GOOD DESIGN Best in class

The Good Design Award Best in Class accolade represents the pinnacle of design excellence in each sub-category and the very best projects within the Awards.

From a record 933 projects submitted to the Australian Good Design Awards this year, only 29 of the most outstanding projects qualified for the coveted Good Design Award Best in Class accolade.

We hope you will be as inspired by these ground-breaking products, products and services as we and the Jury were this year.

Architectural Design

Precinct Design

Service Design

GOOD DESIGN Special Accolades

Each year Good Design Australia presents a number of Special Accolades within the annual Australian Good Design Awards.

These Special Accolades recognise, reward and celebrate projects, individuals and teams whose philosophy has demonstrated a commitment to design excellence and whose work has made a significant impact to the design industry and helps to shape a better, safer and more prosperous world.

Special Accolades

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