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Haiti Pavilion

Haiti Pavilion

THEME: The Most Beautiful Island

PAVILION: The entrance to the Pavilion is inspired by Haiti’s topography and the Pavilion encircles a heart-shaped central area that represents the indomitable spirit of the Haitian people. Overall, the Pavilion is divided into three exhibition areas.

Haiti Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The first exhibition area in the Pavilion is People’s Wisdom. Using the architecture of Haiti as a springboard, the Palais Sanssucci – itself modeled after a German castle in Potsdam – is a Haitian icon and is the framework for a display of photos, physical objects and text describing the Haitian desire for freedom and how it was obtained. The second exhibition area, Exotic Landscapes, is a multimedia interactive display area, in which images of Port-au-Prince, Cap-Haitien and other Haitian scenes are projected. The crystal blue waters of Labadee, as experienced on a cruise ship, show the importance of tourism to the Haitian economy. The structure of this area is meant to allow the color and energy of the rest of the Pavilion to interact with the interior of the display area, creating a dynamic experience for the visitor. History and Culture, the third exhibition area, uses a large photo mural to help frame such Haitian cultural events as the Jacmel Carnival and the religious observation held every July 17th in which tens of thousands of Haitians make the pilgrimage to cleanse themselves in a waterfall and pray. Finally in the central heart-shaped area, graffiti illustrates the suffering of the Haitian people and their hope for a better tomorrow. In this area visitors will be encouraged to create their own graffiti in a series of daily contests; winners will receive small souvenirs from the Pavilion.

CUISINE: There is no dining area listed for the Pavilion.

SHOPPING: There is no specific shopping facility listed for the Pavilion.

Note: This Pavilion was located in the Caribbean Community Joint Pavilion


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