Cold Ready Prototype

Cold buildings have traditionally been purpose-built for a specific end user with a particular set of needs. These can range from high-bay, fully automated cooler and freezer buildings to lower-clear-height processing facilities. While unique to the end user’s needs, these buildings share many common design features: refrigerated space (often well below zero degrees Fahrenheit), enhanced thermal and vapor envelopes, areas of insulated freezer slabs, space on site and within the building for refrigeration equipment, and a number of other requirements.

Using these common building attributes, our team developed a unique, “cold ready” speculative prototype building that can be easily and quickly adapted for a number of uses requiring refrigeration and freezer areas. Finding a solution for a cost-effective and highly flexible speculative cold building has long been an issue – this new prototype could help accomplish that.