GISS Wins Good Design Award

Our pioneering Container Classrooms have been awarded a Good Design Award, Australia’s highest honour for design and innovation.

The project is a reflection of GISS’s progressive and forward thinking school community and was brought to life by Architect and parent of the school, Andrew Nolan and Chairman of the Board, Bernd Winter.
The duo was presented with the prestigious Award trophy during the 60th Annual Good Design Awards ceremony held at the Sydney Opera House in 2018.
GISS was commended by The Good Design Awards Jury for its ‘very well executed design’ - Thoughtful adaption of shipping containers for the education sector. Arts Village is a very well executed design project in a typology that is well suited to a modular design and build approach. The project is nicely engaged with the landscape and the overall overall colour pallet and branding is outstanding.”
“We are very honoured to receive the prestigious Good Design Award. At our school we encourage creativity and forward thinking, so to see this project being awarded with the highest honour for design innovation in Australia, is very rewarding and motivating for everyone involved. The GISS Arts Village has been now been in use for over three months and our students have embraced their new multi-functional learning spaces”, explains Chairman of the GISS Board, Bernd Winter.