The learning centre at Utøya is called Hegnhuset, which means “The House That Safeguards.” At its inauguration in 2016, it was internationally recognized as one of the most important new buildings in the world. Young people from all over Norway and many other countries take part in various learning activities in Hegnhuset every year.
Inside Hegnhuset, a new space for learning is constructed surrounding the remaining parts of the old cafeteria building where 13 young people lost their lives on 22 July 2011. This is also the place on the island where the physical traces of the terror attack are most visible. This makes Hegnhuset a unique place for remembrance, learning and engagement.