Oslo Courthouse

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Coordinates: 59°54′55.642″N 10°44′30.28″E / 59.91545611°N 10.7417444°E / 59.91545611; 10.7417444

Oslo Courthouse
Oslo tinghus (in Norwegian)
Oslo courthouse.jpg
Oslo Courthouse
General information
Architectural stylePostmodern
LocationOslo, Norway
AddressC.J. Hambros plass 4
Technical details
Floor area2.800 m²
Design and construction
ArchitectTerje Grønmo, Knut Eriksen and Dagfinn Eng
Architecture firmØstgaard Arkitekter AS

Oslo Courthouse (Oslo tinghus) is located at C.J. Hambros plass 4 in downtown Oslo, Norway.

The courthouse houses the two Oslo District Courts; the tingrett which handles civil and criminal cases, and the byfogdembete which considers other enforcement cases such as marriages, bankruptcy, probate, and official notarization.[1] [2][3]

The postmodern building was designed by Østgaard Arkitekter AS and the architect Terje Grønmo on an assignment from Statsbygg. It was completed in 1994. The building's facade as well as much of the interior is primarily granite.[4]

The building contains 54 courtrooms and 11 adjudication rooms. The inside of the court building's walls are covered with script of the Laws of the Norwegian people (Norske Lov), transposed to demonstrate the difficulty that people have in understanding them. [5][6]



  1. ^ Courts of Norway Domstol Administrasjonen
  2. ^ Jon Gisle. "tingrett". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  3. ^ Jon Gisle. "byfogd". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "Oslo Tinghus - J.C.Hambros plass 4". kulturminnesok. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  5. ^ Lars Petter Berg. "Statsbygg". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  6. ^ Jon Gisle. "Norske Lov". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved October 1, 2016.