João de Oliveira
Architecture Office

Archiprix Portugal 2018 Winner
XV Prémio Secil Universidades Winner
Young Talent Architecture Awards 2018 Shortlisted

Sant’Iago Park

The effects of the July fire of 2022 in Palmela reveal elements that were previously unnoticed, useful for rediscovering the natural and cultural heritage of the territory: geological formations, natural topography and ruined vernacular constructions in stone masonry.

Between Serra dos Gaiteiros, Serra do Louro and the slope of Palmela’s Castle, Sentinel-2 witnesses the past, the action and the consequences of the fire in Arrábida Natural Parkand reports a maximum area of 460 hectares which was consumed by the fire. The three types of record – True Colour, False Colour and Humidity Index – compare the modification of the landscape and assess its condition, with regard to its natural image, the density/ state of health of the vegetation and the water concentration on the vegetation, respectively.


Location: Palmela and Setúbal, Portugal
Photography 21th September 2022: João de Oliveira
Sattelite Images: Sentinel-2