2017 Excellence in Innovation Award

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Monash Architecture was presented with an Award for Excellence in Innovation by the Minister for Science and Innovation in Canberra as part of their work with the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities. The strategic inputs of the transdisciplinary Kunshan studio projects were recognized in the award as a significant contributor to Kunshan’s future development towards liveability and wellbeing.
The award is for outstanding examples of the transfer of research results, knowledge and technologies that have been developed for a wide range of users of research, including the community, companies and government agencies. This award is in recognition of the Kunshan studio works in support of transforming the City of Kunshan in China into a water sensitive city over a 3-year period of partnerships amongst CRCWSC participants in China and Australia.
Degree of recognitionNational
Granting OrganisationsDepartment of Industry, Science and Resources (Australia)

Awarded at event

Event titleCeremony in the Great Hall
of Australian Parliament,
LocationGreat Hall of Australian Parliament, Parliament House, Canberra , Canberra, AustraliaShow on map
Period24 May 2017 → 24 May 2017


  • water sensitive design
  • Kunshan
  • Jiangsu Province
  • China
  • sponge city
  • urban design
  • typologies
  • ecological city