EBSA Pty Ltd was honoured with the D+H Atmosphere Award in the ‘Gold’ category for the Ken Rosewall Arena project.

An award-winning arena located at The Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre with seating for 10,500 guests, the Ken Rosewall Arena (KRA) was originally purpose-built for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

The $50 million upgrade, completed in 2020, transformed the arena into a state-of-the-art, multipurpose venue suitable for all weather conditions, with the striking new cable-tension canopy roof (of approximately 8,000m²) replacing the original perimeter-only roof.

EBSA was engaged to deliver a system that ensures that both the players and crowds enjoy the comfort of a well-ventilated arena. The solution incorporated 34 thermally broken louvres and 2 thermally broken operable access hatch doors in the pop-up oculus to provide natural ventilation and smoke relief solution for the centre.

EBSA’s scope for this exceptional project encompassed designing and delivering a full turnkey solution with the supply and installation of the BT90 louvre system, a CPSM smoke control panel and digital ZA louvre actuators. The integration of ACB technology provides digital communication between the louvre actuators and the BMS system. A remote access gateway removes the need for a technician to visit the site, allowing real-time monitoring and functional checks of each individual drive to occur via a secure cloud server.


1 x CPS-M/60 Smoke Control Panel (1200mmm x 1000mm)

34 x Schneider BT90 Louvres (1406w x 1780h) complete with 34 x ZA-800-ACB Actuators

2 x Schneider Operable Hatches (1780w x 1780h) complete with 4 Simon Folding Arm Actuators

24 x Relinta Operable Glass Doors (12m x 3.6m)

2 x SLT42 Key Switches

2 x LT84U Switches