Architectural Democracy scientifically explores the relationship between architecture and democracy to better understand the complexity of cities.




Architectural Democracy started as a doctoral research of Pedro Aibéo, in Finland, and it has now grown into a larger working group of Researchers and Entrepreneurs who are currently putting in practice the developed technologies.

This research is mainly funded by the Kone Foundation and has been awarded several prizes, including the Helsinki City Research Award.

To know more about the scope of work of Architectural Democracy read here

Located at:

Aalto Bim Lab, Aalto University School of Engineering

European Union social fund
European Union social fund
European Union social fund
European Union social fund

In collaboration with:

Architectural Faculty of the UNAM

Wuhan University of Technology

Architectural Faculty of University of Porto

Helsinki Design Week

Tallinn University Informatic Department

City of Helsinki

supported by:

Kone Foundation


European Union Research Council

Helsinki City research award

Aalto Service Factory

QUT Research Council


Instituto Camões


The Venice Biennale is postponed for 2021, but our work for that exhibition continues, more about it soon


Architectural Democracy to be a Keynote talk in Warsaw, Poland in October 2020


Please reload


What people say

Media artist / Architect

Jaakko Pesonen

Pedro Aibéo’s project on Architectural Democracy is ground breaking. Mr. Aibéo has the experience to take this research to levels that will prove useful for others. His practice in architecture and art projects gives him an advantage many architects don’t have. I look forward to seeing his phD research being completed, contributing to the research of architecture, art and technology.

April 2015

Pedro Aibéo's doctoral research has been supported by a hands-on parallel practice based approach with several other international institutions. Since 2015, several other Universities have required Mr. Aibéo’s presence to lecture around the topics of “Architectural Democracy”.

March 2015

Elias Wahlström 

Glasgow School of Art

I found it one of the most valuable guest lectures I've been to in GSA so far.

February 2018


Shashank Pandey

Thanks for the guest lecture in Metropolia university. We got to know new insights from your lecture. The interaction was highly engaging and interesting. 

February 2018

“It shows a matured, critical and higher level thinking of the problem”

27th August 2014

Prof. Aino Niskanen

Dpt. Architecture, Aalto University

“I was quite impressed by your study project."

25th August 2014

Prof. Lauri Koskela

University of Huddersfield

“a bold and interesting topic!”


  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

Hyrsylän Koulu

Hyrysläntie 169

09430 Lohja