The Ken Rosewall Arena (KRA) is an award-winning, multipurpose arena located at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre. The arena, which includes seating for 10,500 guests, 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.

Designed with an Australian summer and safety in mind, EBSA was engaged to deliver a system that would ensure that both the players and crowds enjoyed the comfort of a well-ventilated arena with a natural ventilation solution incorporating 34 thermally broken louvres and 2 thermally broken operable access hatch (doors) in the pop-up oculus to provide a natural ventilation and smoke relief solution for the centre.

EBSA is proud to have been involved with this exceptional project, 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 via a secure cloud server.

Project details

Project: Ken Rosewall Arena

Architect: Cox Architecture

Builder: AW Edwards

EBSA Products:

  • 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

EBSA was awarded the D+H Golden Atmosphere Award in 2022 for the Ken Rosewall Arena Project.