Unusual plan of the NRW judiciary: Because some courts no longer have enough capacity for their numerous proceedings, hearing rooms are to be set up in so-called lightweight halls. This was confirmed by the Ministry of Justice of the German Press Agency. Specifically, such provisional courtrooms are to be built in Düsseldorf and in a Cologne parking lot.
According to the Ministry of Justice, the architecture of the halls should be stable, soundproof and suitable for all seasons. According to the ministry, there is already a specific location in Cologne: the temporary courtroom is to be set up there in the parking lot of the public prosecutor's office, directly at the district and regional court. They are still looking for a place for Düsseldorf.
The planned rental costs according to the budget: 1.5 million euros per year for Düsseldorf, 1.3 million euros for Cologne - where the following years should be cheaper with 920,000 euros.