Room for 204 people inside will be augmented by adjacent spaces for victims’ families and survivors of the July 22nd attacks on Utøya Island that killed 69 at a camp for Young Labour members. A press centre for 372journalists is also0 being rented at the nearby Bristol Hotel.
The 2,500-square-metre space comprises the entire second floor of Oslo District Court, the site of high-profile murder and armed robbery cases as well as civic marriage ceremonies. Breivik's trial begins on April 16th when he will face terrorism charges at what will by then be Norway’s largest courtroom.
The case is seen lasting 10 weeks without the civil suits anticipated from survivors and victims families.