Lucy Steeden: Garden city


Shifting societal behaviours towards an ecological way of dwelling

North Woolwich, Newham, London

To create a culture of relationships between humans and nature through the typology of the garden.


  • Nature Deficiency: People living in North Woolwich have little access to nature
  • Population Growth: By 2024, Newham’s population is set to reach 381,000, a number comparable to major UK cities
  • Council House Funding: Newham received the largest amount of funding in London.


  • Maintenance Model: Create a sustainable and economically viable council housing model
  • Home: Generate a housing typology with a variety of public and private external spaces
  • Garden: Form a sustainable urban landscape centred around three unique garden typologies
  • Planet: Design to recycle water, harvest sunlight and minimise resource use

ImpactA new model of living, generated through landscape led architecture, aiming to create a holistic way of life in which humans and nature interact.