In collaboration with the company Grupo Abbsolute, Seville-born architect Manuel Sánchez Ordóñez is in charge of designing the new offices of mining company MATSA (Minas de Aguas Teñidas, S.A.U.) in Huelva. In order to ensure the high-quality finishes required for the project, the architect chose several through-body porcelain tiles by Urbatek from the Avenue and Town collections.

To achieve a more contemporary, sober, elegant look, the Seville-based architect chose a combination of tiles in differing formats, finishes and colours made of this resistant ceramic material. More specifically, the 60x60cm Avenue Grey model in a Nature and Texture finish, the 30x60cm Avenue White in a Nature finish and the 30x60cm Avenue Brown in a Texture finish were used in the project, together with the 30x60cm Town Aqua and Rose models in a Nature finish.

Thus through-body porcelain tiles by Urbatek have been laid as flooring throughout the whole of the building, from the reception and corridors to the offices and other rooms. Urbatek tiles have also been used on the walls in the toilets in a combination of colours that brings a dynamic feel to these settings.

MATSA is a modern sustainable Spanish mining company that owns the rights to Aguas Teñidas mine in the Huelva municipality of Almonaster. Mining here can be traced back to the Phoenicians over 2500 years ago. With a length of 250 km, this is the only operational mine in the province of Huelva and one of the only two copper mines in Spain.

A member of the Trafigura Beheer B.V. business group, MATSA is committed to long-term sustainability and it strives to compete at a worldwide level through the expansion of its current activities.






Avenue Grey Texture, 60×60 cm

Avenue Grey Nature, 60×60 cm

Avenue White Nature, 30×60 cm

Avenue Brown Texture, 30×60 cm

On Beige Nature 33,3 x 100 cm

Town Aqua Nature, 30×60 cm

Town Rose Nature, 30×60 cm


Manuel Sánchez Ordóñez


Grupo Abbsolute,


MATSA Minas de Aguas Teñidas, S.A.U.


Huelva, España




March 2, 2016