The EMMA Creative Center is the central platform for creative people in Pforzheim. The creative center is housed on the premises of a former swimming pool designed in the art nouveau style next to the river Enz in Pforzheim. The creative center has an area of 3,000m2 and offers workshops and co-working workplaces, ateliers, offices and exhibition spaces. The town of Pforzheim is also characterized by an active creative scene which is focused on the area of design. Pforzheim University has established Pforzheim as a university town with an international reputation.