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Mustardseed
by Localworks

Photo by Will Boase

Localworks has designed Mustardseed in Sentema, Uganda.

This project seeks to find local answers to the global problem of climate change caused by construction in Uganda.

To be truly ecological, alongside the application of extensive passive design systems, all building materials for Mustardseed were carefully selected; equally natural, tactile and local, be it stone, straw mats or eucalyptus poles.

Being an earthbag structure, most materials were sourced and harvested on or within a 2km radius of the site, keeping production costs low and carbon footprint close to zero.

Conservation agriculture, soil-regeneration and planting an on-site forestry program using fast-growing indigenous species made for a unique school with an ecologically-oriented curriculum.


This project has been shortlisted in the sustainable building category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: Localworks

Project: Mustardseed

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