Ethan Burley

Master of Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2)


The term green space describes an area of vegetation in an otherwise urban environment reserved for recreational or aesthetic purposes. Unfortunately, in the case of current major cities such as London this leads more to the latter as urban greenspaces are designed using types of flora and vegetation meant to be low maintenance to fill ‘void’ spaces in order to break up the city blocks and unusable plots of land. This leads to declines in wildlife diversity which require the wild flowers to survive. Additionally, the overly dense urban landscape results in very little recreational space for many of its residents with many not ever owning a garden. This leads to the development of multiple mental disorders among the urban dwellers.

Situated in Woolwich, London The Fragmental gardens aim to use the banks of the Woolwich area to form a hub for the reintegration of the local wildlife back into the urban area. The project is made up of a multitude of floating islands creating plots of land for diagnosed residents using gardening as a tool of rejuvenation and wellbeing. The community garden then forms the foundations for the revival of the wildlife through pollinators and flora.

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Woolwich Northbank landing Isometric
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Fragmental Gardens - A re-imagination of the urban ‘greenspace’
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Masterplan Island Cluster 1:200
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Bee hive Island Section 1:20
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Island Wayfinding Perspectives
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