The Collegium Marianum is situated on the edge of Neuss' city centre and dates back to 1908. The neo-baroque edifice was used as a seminar facility and residential home of the Bisphoric of Cologne until 2006. Supplementing the currently required additional use of the old building, four quality city villas in top location have been built on the 30,000 sqm-large property according to an RKW design. The villas are grouped around a central community green featuring old walnut trees framing a statue of St. Mary set in a generously appointed park-like scenery. The villas accommodate in total 28 residential units ranging between 80 and 150 m², every one of which features either a generously-appointed terrace or - on the upper floors - a loggia. Every building has a spacious penthouse with a fully-enclosed roof terrace facing the park. It is this set back penthouse storey that gives the buildings their impressive yet discreet appeal. The cubage of the architecture is crisp, homogenous and of simple elegance – in line with the Bauhaus style. Storey profiles of varying height create a historicising horizontal arrangement. All residential units were sold in no time.