Overlooking the Yellow Sea from the central business district in central Qingdao, the Agora is a 2.3 million sq. ft. mixed-use development consisting of a 4-story, 300,000 sq. ft. retail center; a 30-story, 96-unit condominium residence; and a 51-story, 936,000 sq. ft. office tower. The design produces a varied and adaptable network of private and public activities that compose a civic destination.