Designed by architect Markus Pernthaler, the Marienmühle/Rondo project follows an ambitious urban vision. Its aim is to upgrade the urban surroundings on the right bank of the river Mur in the station catchment area through an urbanistic punctuation that not only breaks new ground aesthetically, but also offers its users exceptional qualities. The result is a well thought-out complex of buildings, which optimises the strategies of advanced urban housing and which makes use of the special qualities of the former mill location. The new building forms a dynamic curve that is further emphasised by the project's defining visual element - a pre-stressed translucent membrane made of polycarbonate panels.
This also provides a protective enclosure for the park. With its mill canal, this green space offers a zone of quiet in the city centre. The apartments and offices have large windows, balconies and loggias opening onto this quiet zone.
In addition to this, the park contains a pavilion that constitutes one of the few surviving works of Herbert Eichholzer. Executed in 1943, the Graz architect Eichholzer is one of the key representatives of modern Austrian architecture from the interwar years, and a leading figure in the Communist Resistance against National Socialism. The Eichholzer pavilion is being renovated in collaboration with the Office of Historical Monuments.