New IPA Brazil Headquarters

21 May 2021


In celebration of the 59th anniversary of the IPA in Brazil, the Brazilian Section received yet another beautiful birthday present.

As part of a special ceremony, on 23 April 2021, work began on the renovation of the first police building in the city of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, which will be the IPA's new national headquarters in Brazil.

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The building is located in a standard model block of Brasilia / DF, next to one of the most significant monuments in the history of the capital of Brazil, which this year celebrates its 61st birthday: the first chapel built in Brasilia, the Nossa Senhora de Fátima Church, popularly known as “Igrejinha”, a work by Oscar Niemeyer covered with tiles by Athos Bulcão, and by paintings by Francisco Galeno, a student of Alfredo Volpi.

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At the special ceremony, and in the presence of members and authorities of the Federal District, as well as residents, the Brazilian national anthem was sung. Following this, seedlings of the traditional Brazilian cerrado plant, Moringa, known as the “tree of life”, were planted to grow in partnership with the historic “Ficus Italiano”, with its 59 years of age, a tree popularly known as Figueira Branca, which can be seen at the front part of the building of the future IPA Brazil Headquarters.

Joel Zarpellon Mazo, President IPA Brazil