September 28, 2022

Architectus, Arup, ANZ Breathe + cancer devices are the main winners of the Australian Good Design Awards 2022

Recognizing and rewarding excellence in cutting-edge design and groundbreaking innovation since 1958, the prestigious annual Australian Good Design Awards program this year brought together the creative and design community for the first time since the start of the pandemic to an official ceremony at the Sydney International Convention Centre.

Australian medical technology company, AdvanCell Isotopes, has won the prestigious Australian Good Design Award of the Year for 2022 for its latest innovation, the AdvanCell Isotopes ²¹²Pb generator, designed in collaboration with Design + Industry.

The world’s first laboratory alpha isotope generator is revolutionizing cancer treatment by addressing the greatest unmet need for targeted alpha therapy: reliable and scalable isotope supply. Enabling large-scale production and urgent delivery of isotopes, the device is a game-changer for cancer patients worldwide.

AdvanCell’s isotope generator will save countless hours and lives by eliminating the challenges associated with long-distance transportation and storage. Currently, isotopes for cancer treatment are produced in nuclear reactors such as Australia’s OPAL – it is the size of a small chamber and produces the most widely used isotope in nuclear medicine, which is in short supply.

Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia and Chairman of the Awards, said: “Great design is about solving meaningful problems that will have a profound impact on our lives, and this product does just that.

“AdvanCell’s generator is a revolutionary product that will have a remarkable impact on the lives of many people. The attention to detail in the design of the device is exemplary, the use of materials and thoughtful consideration of the user experience is a real highlight, as is the use of recycled materials to create the isotopes real.”

The Good Design Awards program celebrates the best in design and architecture across 11 core design disciplines spanning over 30 categories. The 2022 awards judging panel involved over 70 design experts from Australia and around the world who assessed over 900 submissions.

The Australian Good Design Award for Sustainability, which recognizes a project that exemplifies excellence in design for the practice of sustainability and applies circular economy principles, was won by Vaulta – Simply Superior Battery Casing Technology, a patented combination of smart design and materials that creates a lighter, cheaper, thermally superior battery case, and eliminates the need for complex assembly.

Out of more than 900 projects submitted to the Good Design Awards this year, only 29 projects qualified for the coveted Good Design Award Best in Class.


Architectural design: best in class

  • Brookfield Square Sydney (Architectus)
  • coopworth

Installation design subcategory:

  • Made + Mycelium: recycling based on bio-manufacturing

Interior design sub-category:

Place Design subcategory:

  • Grampians Peaks Trail (Gariwerd)

Communication design: best in class

Branding and identity sub-category:

Printing subcategory:

  • Conversātīo — In the company of bees

Design Research: Best in Class

  • Fiery Design Leadership

Design Strategy: Best in Class

  • Aurecon He Rautaki Māori: A Strategy Belonging to the People

Digital design: best in class

Apps and Software Subcategory

Game Design and Animation sub-category:

Interface subcategory:

Interface Design subcategory:

  • Lifeline – Service tool for supporters in crisis

Web Design and Development subcategory:

Technical design: best in class

  • Hammer crusher bucket
  • Space bioengineering: simulated microgravity platform to advance humans in space

Next Gen (Student): Best in class

Product design: best in class

Automotive and transportation sub-category:

Commercial and industrial sub-category:

  • ExoSphere by Fleet – Passive mineral exploration at the speed of light

Consumer Electronics Subcategory:

  • Slite. The world’s most portable light for creators

Appliances sub-category:

  • An Indigenous Culinary Journey

Furniture and lighting sub-category:

  • Plusminus – The new era of lighting

Hardware and building sub-category:

  • PIVYT Architectural Hardware by Lane

Household items and objects sub-category:

  • Ethics – Compostable lipsticks at home

Medical and scientific subcategory:

  • AdvanCell Isotopes ²¹²Pb Generator

Sport and Lifestyle sub-category:

Service Design: Best in Class

Business Services Sub-Category:

Education Services Sub-Category:

  • Supporting Excellence in Indigenous Cultural Design Competence

Public sector services sub-category:

  • Digital Skills Program – Building the Regional NSW Department’s Future Ready Workforce

Social impact: best in class

  • Groote Archipelago Housing Scheme

Image: Australian Good Design Award of the Year – AdvanCell Isotopes ²¹²Pb Generator (Image courtesy: 2022 Australian Good Design)